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All pupils back on site at school three weeks after flood damage

By Jordan Reynolds | Bloxwich | Education | Published:

All pupils at a Walsall school which was forced to close after suffering flood damage have now been allowed back on site three weeks later.

Damage to the school's hall after it flooded

But St Peter's Catholic Primary School's hall is still out of action, which means pupils have to eat lunch in their classrooms, assemblies cannot be held and P.E takes place outside.

The Bloxwich school was closed for a week after a leaking toilet pipe caused the damage last month, and as of last week half of the pupils were having to be taught elsewhere.

Parents and the local community have clubbed together and helped to raise more than £2,500 to help the school.

Lucy Adams, mother to Lily, eight, and Macy, three, said: "We are so pleased that the school is near enough up and running.

"All the children are back in their classrooms on site, although the school hall is still being repaired and children are having their dinners in the classrooms.

"The disruption over the last few weeks has been unsettling for the children but the staff have worked so hard to get them back.

"After school activities and the after school club are still not open. The school is hoping to have the hall up and running for when the children are back after the Easter break."

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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