Ash Green Community Primary school building destroyed in fire

The outdoor building as Ash Green Primary School destroyed in a fire
The outdoor building as Ash Green Primary School destroyed in a fire

A Halifax school building used by pupils for lessons and outdoor performances has been completely destroyed in a fire.

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The outdoor building as Ash Green Primary School destroyed in a fire

The outdoor building as Ash Green Primary School destroyed in a fire

The blaze took place last night (Monday) at around 10pm at Ash Green Community Primary School.

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The structure in the playground was used by key stage one pupils at playtime but it was also used for outdoor lessons and school performances.

Head teacher Mungo Sheppard said the incident is terribly sad news and it has had a knock on effect for children and parents.

""Parents and children are devastated. I've had to explain to the children what has happened and showed them pictures in assembly.

"A lot of them were visibly upset and they now now feel unsafe."

"Ordinarily children go into the building and role play and it has been a really nice feature for a few years.

"We had some fantastic support immediately. The emergency services did a great job and lots of people got in touch with me straight away.

"The site staff have been fantastic - they were there past 11pm making the area secure.

"It is massively disappointing as the children cant go out and play in that area. the building is set to be demolished now.

"It is now going to cost us to replace it. The whole thing has left a real sour taste. It could have been a lot worse as the fire could have spread to the fencing and spread to the school building."

Mr Sheppard added that the police have been notified over the incident.

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