A schoolboy from Knowle has been praised for his heroic actions after he rushed to the aid of another pupil who had suffered a head injury in a fall.

Olan Church and dad Wayne were travelling to Oasis Academy John Williams in Hengrove on Wednesday morning, May 9, when they saw a boy fall from his scooter and hit his head on the floor.

Without hesitation, Olan jumped out of the car and ran to give first aid to the young injured boy.

Olan, a Sea Cadet who had only recently passed a first aid course, has been praised by his dad and school staff for his valiant actions.

Dad Wayne, a 48-year-old widower from Knowle, said: " I was driving to my son's school with him in the car on the way to Oasis John Williams. A young boy on his scooter had gone over the curb and smashed his head into the floor and had quite a bad head injury.

"My son is in Sea Cadets. He's just finished a first aid course. He attended to the child straight away.

"He kept pressure on the boys head. There was a pool of blood around his head. He stayed there until the ambulance came.

"It was amazing. I can't believe it. It shocked me. He was straight on it.

"He's a role model."

The incident happened at around 8.40am in Petherton Road, near the school. Paramedics were called to the scene and treated the young boy for a suspected minor head injury.

Vice principal at Oasis Academy John Williams, Andrea Rea, said: "We were made aware of an incident on Petherton Road around 8.45am.

"When a number of academy staff attended the scene, we found that the injured student was being looked after by two members of the public and Olan, one of our year seven students.

"We couldn't be more proud of Olan and his efficiency and composed response to what was essentially an emergency first aid situation, on a busy road, during peak time. He is most certainly a great role model for us all and his efforts today will no doubt inspire other young people to participate in emergency first aid training.

"As a fellow student commented 'we don't know what we would have done if Olan hadn't been there.'"

Ms Rea added: "One local witness who works in the medical profession was so impressed with Olan's approach to dealing with the situation she felt compelled to call the academy later this morning to make sure we knew just how amazing he had been."

Olan joined the cadets when he was 10 years old and hopes to be in the navy one day.