School pals visit accident victim Luke (13)

Schoolboy Luke Mason
Schoolboy Luke Mason

Students from Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic College have visited their classmate Luke Mason as he battles to recover from a car accident in February.

Luke (13) was accidentally knocked over in Lyndhurst Road before school as he went to buy some cereal.

Ben and Sarah with children Harlo, Mia, Lillie-Mae and Madison-Lea

Ben and Sarah with children Harlo, Mia, Lillie-Mae and Madison-Lea

He suffered serious head injuries and is being treated at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool where staff from the Burnley school have tried to visit Luke almost every week.

“We keep Luke in our prayers every day and members of staff visit him when we can,” said School Chaplain Jessica Wilkinson;

“At the school we have run a programme, and will now begin a second round of this, that is designed to help Luke’s friends deal with the situation.

“We have taken some of his friends to visit him at Alder Hey, where his friends were able to spend time with him as well as visit Luke’s school room, meet his teacher and his nurses.

The students were able to share with Luke’s teacher a bit about school, Luke’s favourite and least favourite subjects and information about him.

School Chaplain Jessica Wilkinson

“The students were able to share with Luke’s teacher a bit about school, Luke’s favourite and least favourite subjects and information about him. She says that stimulating these memories will help his recovery.”

Jessica added: “We are grateful to Luke’s parents for letting us visit Luke at what is a difficult time for the family. Being able to share with Luke’s friends, and the rest of the school community, updates on his condition has been really helpful, especially to his young friends.

“In July we are holding a staff cabaret event to raise money for the Mason family.”