Paramedics from the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service called in the specialist flying doctors shortly before 18:20, with the bright yellow and green helicopter touching down in the playing fields of Broadlea Primary School a short while later.
Firefighters from Shanklin were also called to the scene to help gain access to the playing fields.
The HEMS team have now assessed the young casualty and the decision has been taken to convey them to St Mary’s Hospital by land.
The air ambulance is preparing to take off and head to its next mission.
UPDATE @ 20:00 – It has been confirmed that a young boy – thought to be just 8 years old – has been taken to hospital with a broken leg.
He was trying to access the playing fields over a fence when the accident occurred.