A LITTLE girl has died from her injuries after a tree fell on her at school.

The six-year-old was hurt after the incident at Gosforth Park First School, Newcastle, on Friday.

Emergency services were called at around 1pm.

The pupil was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary by road with an air ambulance doctor on board, but she died in hospital on Saturday morning.

The school's headteacher said the community was now in mourning and extra support will be put in place in place for staff and other students in the aftermath of the tragedy.

Leanne Lamb told The Chronicle  said: “Our entire school community has been shocked and devastated by the tragic news that one of our pupils passed away during the night, as a result of injuries suffered from a falling tree in the school grounds.

“First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers are with the child’s family and friends as they come to terms with this tragic loss.

“As a school and community, we will take the time to mourn and are putting in place extra support for the staff and pupils who are devastated by this incident.

“We would ask that people respect the privacy of the grieving family and the school as we work to understand exactly how this happened.”

An investigation has been launched and police are working with the Health and Safety Executive.

A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “At 1.15pm yesterday (Friday) we received a report that a child had been struck by a falling tree at Gosforth Park First School.

"Emergency services attended the scene and the six-year-old girl was taken to hospital. Sadly, earlier today (Saturday), the young girl passed away.

"Our officers are continuing to support her family and our thoughts are with them at this incredibly difficult time.

“An investigation has been launched with police working in conjunction with the Health and Safety Executive.”

Members of North East Ambulance Service have passed on their condolences to the girl's family. 

A NEAS spokesperson said: "We were called at 1.03pm yesterday to reports of a child seriously injured by a falling tree at Gosforth Park First School.  

"We sent seven resources to the scene, including specialist paramedics, an ambulance, rapid response paramedic, hazardous area response team and an officer and we also requested the support of Great North Air Ambulance.  

"With support from the GNAAS doctor, we transported the child by road to the RVI in Newcastle.  

"We are extremely sad to hear that she passed away and our thoughts are with her family and friends.”