A healing return for burns victim Josh McCulloch

WELCOME BACK: Chaleb Londero, Luke Berman, Isaac Moxon, burns victim Josh McCulloch, Chloe Walker and Georgia White were happy to see their friend back at school. Photo: Gareth Gardner 290414GGE01

WELCOME BACK: Chaleb Londero, Luke Berman, Isaac Moxon, burns victim Josh McCulloch, Chloe Walker and Georgia White were happy to see their friend back at school. Photo: Gareth Gardner 290414GGE01

THERE were a few first day nerves, but burns victim Josh McCulloch was excited to return to school after many weeks in recovery.

Josh was burned when a science experiment went wrong at Tamworth High School on February 28.

As part of his return to school yesterday, he and his mother Janet Ryan visited the science lab where the accident happened.

“We were both very nervous about going back,” Mrs Ryan said.

“We went in before school started and it was extremely emotional.”

Josh said it was exciting to be back at school and he looked forward to life getting back to normal.

“I was getting pretty bored at home,” he said.

“It’s been great seeing all my friends again. The whole school has been welcoming.”

Josh finished his first day back with science in the same classroom and said he was a bit nervous, but everything went well.

Mrs Ryan paid tribute to his friends and supporters at Tamworth High.

“These guys have been incredible,” she said.

“Ms Emma Bricknell, his main teacher, has been amazing.”

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