Diabetic Sheffield schoolgirl allowed on trip

Schoolgirl Lucy Harrison, aged 12, who may be prevented from going on a school trip to Spain, because she has diabetes, is pictured with the pump that supplies her insulin.
Schoolgirl Lucy Harrison, aged 12, who may be prevented from going on a school trip to Spain, because she has diabetes, is pictured with the pump that supplies her insulin.
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A diabetic schoolgirl who was told she couldn’t go on a school trip has been granted a U-turn after the Star intervened.

Lucy Harrison, 12, will go on the break to Grenada in Spain with Forge Valley Community School, Stannington, on Monday after a meeting was held at the school today.

Her parents were told nine days before the flight that Lucy could not go with her classmates because the school did not have adequate insurance and staff could not administer medication to Lucy in the case of a hypoglycemic attack.

But after the Star reported Lucy’s story, new insurance and staff have been organised for the trip.

Dad Stephen Harrison, of Cox Place, Hillsborough, said: “The school is putting procedures in place so she can go on the holiday.

“They have got the relevant insurance now and I would like to thank the Star for getting involved.

“Lucy will be overjoyed that she can go.”

See tomorrow’s Star for the full story.