Life-saving Wembley schoolboy shortlisted for national award

Joshua Gomez is in the finals of the national St John Ambulance National competition

Joshua Gomez is in the finals of the national St John Ambulance National competition - Credit: Archant

A pupil from a primary school in Wembley who saved his sister’s life has been shortlisted for a national award.

Joshua Gomez, who attends St Christopher School in Wembley Park Drive, administered first aid to his sibling after she began to choke on some crisps in their garden.

His brave actions have resulted in him being placed in the finals of the national St John Ambulance National competition.

The 10-year-old, who learnt his skills from St John Ambulance, was playing football when he heard his mother’s cries for help as none of the adults there knew what to do.

Joshua said: “I gave her five backslaps, and managed to dislodge the crisp.

“At the time it was scary because I knew I needed to do something but luckily I remembered everything I had been taught at St John Ambulance.”

The skilled youngster competed against seven other primary schools in London, where they all showcased a range of life saving skills in real life scenarios from major bleeding to asthma attacks and unconsciousness.

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The winner will be announced on June 25.

For more information about St John Ambulance visit www.teachthedifference.org.uk

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