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Pupils evacuated from school following chemical leak thank emergency services

A special thanksgiving assembly was held for the ermergency services at Greenfields School and Sports College

A special thanksgiving assembly was held for the ermergency services at Greenfields School and Sports College

A school in Northampton that had to be evacuated after a chemical spill last month, has held a special assembly to thank all the emergency services that helped to make the site safe.

Two maintenance staff from Greenfields School and Sports College, in Goldings, had to be taken to hospital after chlorine gas was created by a spillage in a plant room.

The school was evacuated following the incident on February 3 and a dozen children were taken home in ambulances.

As a thank you to the paramedics, firefighters, police officers, county council employees and staff from the local community centre who helped on the day, the school organised a special assembly and coffee morning last week.

During the event, the pupils entertained the visitors by presenting a slide show of the events of the day as it unfolded. The school choir also signed and sang Thank you for the Sunshine and gave out hand-made thank you cards to everyone.

The school is also celebrating after it received a “good” rating following anOfsted inspection which took place the same week.

Lisa Atack, headteacher, said: “I couldn’t be prouder of my students and of the dedication of my staff team, governing body and the constant support from parent/carers ultimately getting the result we deserve.”

 

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