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School boy returns to class after freak goalpost accident left him with a broken neck and jaw

A boy has gone back to school after recovering from a broken neck and jaw caused by goalposts collapsing on top of him.

Alan Ramsay has made a remarkable recovery and is delighted to be reunited with his first year classmates.

Alan Ramsay returns to school. A boy has gone back to school after recovering from a broken neck and jaw caused by goalposts collapsing on top of him. See story CPNECK. Alan Ramsay has made a remarkable recovery and is delighted to be reunited with his first year classmates. The 12-year-old, who was in a neck brace for four weeks and spent nearly three months recovering from his injuries at home, is even taking part in some PE lessons.  His shock accident happened less than a year after fellow pupil Keane Wallis-Bennett was tragically killed at Liberton High, Edinburgh, when a free standing wall fell on her as she changed for PE. Alan said he was glad to be back with his friends as he felt "bored" being at home for so long.

The 12-year-old, who was in a neck brace for four weeks and spent nearly three months recovering from his injuries at home, is even taking part in some PE lessons.

His shock accident happened less than a year after fellow pupil Keane Wallis-Bennett was tragically killed at Liberton High, Edinburgh, when a free standing wall fell on her as she changed for PE.

Alan said he was glad to be back with his friends as he felt “bored” being at home for so long.

He has to leave classes five minutes early to avoid being knocked by crowds in the corridor and teachers have let him have “buddies” to accompany him to classes before the bell rings.

Alan said: “It’s good to be back with my pals. It’s been all right, but it was a bit annoying being away from everything at school.

“Now I’m back it’s all right. My friends are OK, they act as if nothing has happened. They ask me what would happen if they slap me in the face.”

The pupil doesn’t remember much about what happened on February 5.

Classmates watched in horror as the posts collapsed after Alan jumped up to swing on the two-metre high metal crossbar.

He was briefly knocked out and suffered three serious fractures.

Collect photo of Alan Ramsay recovering after being injured in an accident at school. A boy has gone back to school after recovering from a broken neck and jaw caused by goalposts collapsing on top of him. See story CPNECK. Alan Ramsay has made a remarkable recovery and is delighted to be reunited with his first year classmates. The 12-year-old, who was in a neck brace for four weeks and spent nearly three months recovering from his injuries at home, is even taking part in some PE lessons.  His shock accident happened less than a year after fellow pupil Keane Wallis-Bennett was tragically killed at Liberton High, Edinburgh, when a free standing wall fell on her as she changed for PE. Alan said he was glad to be back with his friends as he felt "bored" being at home for so long.

Alan recovering after his horrific injury

His mum Louise rushed to the school from her nearby home to find Alan covered in blood with bones sticking out of his mouth and neck.

Alan said: “A few of them said they heard me screaming, and they were crying. But everyone has been saying that they were the first to get to me, so I don’t know what happened.”

He was unable to eat solid food for around four weeks after getting metal plates put in his jaw.

He said: “I couldn’t eat properly due to the jaw plates, but I could manage skips, quavers and chocolate as it melted in my mouth.

“As soon as I was told I could eat again, I got the crunchiest thing from the chippy.”

His mum, Louise, 30, said she knew he should not be swinging on the goals.

She added: “But Alan has been punished enough.

“The school has been amazing with setting up meetings. They have been really good, the teachers have been really helpful.

“He had a home school teacher who came out two days a week to help him catch up with schoolwork.

“He’s still quite behind but he’s doing his best to catch up.

“Because he’s young, he’s just bounced right back. We’ve got to remind him sometimes, when he goes out and jumps around.”

After the incident Edinburgh City Council carried out a risk assessment of all gym activities at Liberton High.

They also instructed other schools and community centres to carry out an immediate review of similar equipment.

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