Today’s drama lesson is a mock rooftop protest and evacuation

Emergency services exercise at Sowerby Bridge High School

Emergency services exercise at Sowerby Bridge High School

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DRAMA lessons took a twist as students were taken hostage for an emergency services training exercise.

Police, firefighters and paramedics from across the country descended on Sowerby Bridge High School for the mock emergency.

It included a demonstration taking place on the school roof and smoke billowing from classrooms.

Police negotiators had to try to resolve the situation peacefully while handreds of pupils and staff were evacuated to safety.

Several people were “rescued” by the firefighters from the roof and treated by paramedics.