Belton Lane Primary School have released a statement about the incident that led to an Air Ambulance landing at the school yesterday afternoon.
A spokesperson from the school said yesterday that a child had suffered an accident in the playground, but that this was minor.
In a statement today Headteacher Jonathan Mason said: “Whilst playing in the playground at Belton Lane Primary School, a pupil fell over and landed on a small stick. Unfortunately the stick stabbed into his leg and pierced his skin.
“School first aiders quickly called an ambulance and parents were informed and were on site throughout. The state of the injury was not clear so paramedics took the safe decision to call for the air ambulance and transport the child to Queens Medical Centre to be looked at and treated further.
“We can happily report the stick was removed and the child is now recovering well, with no serious injury. We take the health and safety of children at the school very seriously and staff acted quickly and effectively in this incident.”
Readers alerted the Journal to the incident, with one tweeting a photo of the Air Ambulance taking off from the school at about 3.15pm.