In May 2022, twelve-year-old Shreya Veerappan was in the swimming pool at Robert Gordon’s College in Aberdeen when she spotted her classmate in trouble.

Shreya, who is part of competitive swimming club, Dolphins in Aberdeen, saw that her friend was struggling for breath whilst in the pool. Shreya assisted her friend and the teachers and staff at the school were able to calm her breathing before she was assessed by a School Nurse and Scottish Ambulance Service Crew. 

Thanks to Shreya and staff at the school, the young girl recovered well and Shreya was thanked by her friend and her family. RLSS UK congratulated Shreya and sent her a Young Persons Certificate of Commendation.

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