A TEACHER at a Clydebank primary school has described one of her pupils as her "superhero" after his quick-thinking came to her rescue during a serious asthma attack.

Lyndsay Robertson, 41 was teaching her primary four pupils at Whitecrook Primary School when she felt a tightness in her chest and a sudden shortness of breath and quickly realised she was having an asthma attack in class.

During the dramatic moment, brave local lad George Fox could see his teacher was struggling to breathe and was unable to speak.

Without hesitating, the eight-year-old quickly ran to get her inhaler which was within her handbag.

And Miss Robertson admitted the pupil's fast reactions helped prevent a more serious issue.

She said: “During a routine lesson I began to feel unwell and in a very short time, found myself having a severe asthma attack.

"I knew my inhaler was in my bag but I was unable to reach it or speak to ask for help.

"A lot of the children were, unfortunately, sitting in shock and frightened but George quickly realised what was happening and thinking clearly, he ran to get me my bag.

"I can’t thank him enough, he remained calm and his prompt actions helped me recover very quickly. I am so proud of him; he’s my superhero.”

Modest George revealed he knew Miss Robertson was in trouble as soon as she began coughing.

He said: “I know Miss Robertson has asthma and I’ve seen her take her inhaler, but this time, her coughing was more than I’d ever heard before.

"When I looked at her face it was purple and I knew she was struggling to breathe.

"I ran to the cupboard where I knew she kept her handbag and all I could think was I needed to get her inhaler to her quickly.

"I’m happy she’s back to normal now and I’ll know what to do the next time.”

Councillor Clare Steel added: “What a brave level-headed boy George is, to remain calm in a desperately frightening situation is just remarkable.

"I would like to thank him for being so thoughtful and he should be very proud of himself, like we all are. Well done George.”