Funding page created as Halifax community rallies after arson attack on school

A funding page has been set up after a building at Ash Green Community Primary School was destroyed in a suspected arson attack.
A funding page has been set up after a building at Ash Green Community Primary School was destroyed in a suspected arson attack.

A funding page has been created to help replace a building and repair a Halifax school playground after it was victim of a suspected arson attack.

An investigation is underway at Ash Green Community Primary School after one of its buildings was destroyed in a fire

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The fire took place last night (Monday) at around 10pm at the school ground in Clough Lane.

Parent Sarah Mathieson has now set up a Go Fund Me page. On it she said: "I'm trying to raise money for my daughter's school because someone broke into the school and set fire to the schools equipment which means the kids have lost their playground until it is fixed.

"I want to get the community together and hep raise as much as we can for Mr Shepard and Mr Mayfield so the children of Ash Green can have their playground back.

READ MORE: Head teacher at Ash Green Community Primary school speaks out after building is destroyed in fire

The building was used by pupils for lessons and outdoor performances was completely destroyed in the blaze and will be demolished.

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," he said.

"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."

To make a donation to the Go Fund Me page click here