The class squirmed together to get onto the bench. Feeling keen to start sport Miss Murphy was having difficulties explaining safety issues to the children. The idea was chosen to sit on the bench and watch the more experience children from the other team. The pre-primers watched for a little while in anticipation, too keen to start they decided to run out onto the court and join in. Miss Murphy with low communication skills was not able to keep everyone on the seats.
“ Sit down, come on sit down” said Miss Murphy as she attempted to guide the students back to the bench. Gabriella, the most favourable Mexican pre-primers wanted to play the keeper in the game of indoor soccer and was severely kicked in the face by the ball coming from the other team. Gabriella fell hard and fast and became unconscious with blood from his mouth and nose.
The pre- primers that ran onto the court quickly ran onside to their fellow student. To see him hurt and not responding to his mates left the children devastated. Miss Murphy had no other option but to call the ambulance and get urgent help. The children started to cry not understanding what was actually happening. The other team were all crowded around trying to calm the younger students down.
The ambulance was on the way but another problem arose when Miss Murphy was unable to contact Gabriella’s parents and guardian due to difficulties in understanding a different language.
The ambulance soon arrived and found that Gabriella was still unconscious. It was something serious. Gabriella had not awoken for approximately twenty minutes now. He was rushed to hospital and Miss Murphy was left in shock. The children just wanted to know what was happening. Patrick tried explaining to the ambulance officer what had happened but all he could say was
“The ball, the ball hit Gabby”
The hospital organized everything but could not get any information to contact his parents. The ambulance officer assumed that the pronunciation of “Gabby” was maybe “Garry” for his personal details, not being able to ask the boy himself things became difficult. The boy was rushed into emergency but did not regain consciousness. Everything had become one major dilemma. Six and a half hours later the boy’s parents were finally contacted. It was believed...