Vandals destroy schoolchildren's banners in support of key workers
Vandals have destroyed artwork created by Black Country schoolchildren to thank key workers.
Children of key workers who have been attending Hall Green Primary School in West Bromwich during lockdown had created a number of large colourful displays to lift the spirits of frontline staff and the community.
But on Thursday night vandals tore down the banners and bunting from the railings outside the school on Westminster Road.
Alison Gilbert, deputy headteacher, said: “We’re devastated by the vandalism as the children put in so much hard work to show their appreciation to key workers and NHS staff.
"It’s unthinkable that someone could do such a thing. We are truly saddened by it.
"We’re now doing all we can to salvage the artwork that’s not too badly damaged and we’ll be putting it back up on the school site, not on the railings, so this can’t happen again.”
Sandwell Council posted on Twitter, calling the act "unacceptable".
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