Schoolgirl, 12, killed after falling from pommel horse and landing on her head in PE lesson

March 20, 2013 | by | 1 Comment

A schoolgirl who fell off a pommel horse and landed on her head during a PE lesson has died.

The girl, named locally as Trevyn Joslin, was having a “routine PE lesson” at Taverham High School, Norfolk.

But at around 2.45pm on March 12 she fell and her heart stopped beating. Her heart was re-started before paramedics took her to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, in Cambridge.

Teverham High School in Norfolk, where a year eight pupil died after she fell from a pommel horse during a routine PE lesson

Teverham High School in Norfolk, where a year eight pupil died after she fell from a pommel horse during a routine PE lesson

But the young girl died in hospital on at about 3.45pm on Tuesday afternoon – a week after the accident.

Her aunty Sara Joslin posted on Facebook: “RIP Trevyn, my beautiful neice and lovely cousin to Abi and Maggie, 12 years old and taken cruelly after a PE lesson.

“We all prayed for you after our visit on sunday but now your in peace and suffering no more.

“Life is so cruel. Greatly missed by us all. A brighter star in the sky. Love you always.”

Headteacher Ron Munson broke the news to pupil at the school this morning and paid tribute to the “sunny” pupil”.

Tragic Trevyn’s father Derrick Joslin, 46, works in insurance. She also leaves behind her mother Hannah, 40. The family live in Norwich, Norfolk.

He said: “It was with great sadness this morning that we told students and staff the heartbreaking news of the death of one of our year eight pupils.

“Everybody is deeply saddened and our thoughts are with her family and friends at this terribly difficult time.

“She was a sunny girl and a bright student who worked hard, played a full part in our school community and could often be seen around the school, getting involved in whatever was going on, and always smiling.

“She was a big part of our school and we are all deeply affected by her loss.”

He added: “Police are also investigating the circumstances surround the pupil’s death on behalf of the coroner and we are assisting in whatever way we can.

“An inquest will be held in due course.”

Mr Munson said staff and students are now being offered support to help them come to terms with what has happened.

He added that pupils would be given “every opportunity to share their memories of their friend if they want to do so.”

Norfolk County Council’s critical incident team is at the school.

Health and safety investigators from both Norfolk County Council and the Health and Safety Executive have visited the school to confirm the equipment in use had been safe.

A Norfolk County Council spokesman said: “This is the normal process for an incident of this nature.”

Mr Munson added: “They found no defective equipment. No problems with anything at all.”

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  1. Georgina says:

    She was such a nice girl! Everyone loved her she was so close to me :'(

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