School reopens after flooding horror

Kirkland and Catterall Primary School during the floods at the start of December 2015
Kirkland and Catterall Primary School during the floods at the start of December 2015
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A severely flooded school is finally back on its feet after a month of refurbishment.

Kirkland and Catterall Primary School saw all of its pupils back at the school for the first time since early December after the school found itself under 2ft of water during Storm Desmond.

Kirkland and Catterall Primary School after refrubishments following the floods

Kirkland and Catterall Primary School after refrubishments following the floods

The school was forced to close on Monday, December 7, for three days and then taught children using facilities at Garstang High School as the school began its clean up operation.

Headteacher Michelle Southern said: “It’s great to have the children back in the school and everyone has worked really hard to get us back on our feet.

“The school was badly affected and we’ve had to have the carpets refitted as well as replacing a lot of the contents in the classrooms.

“Luckily, it hasn’t disrupted us too much and that’s all down to the hardworking teachers we have here.

The staff have worked above and beyond to make sure that the children have enjoyed Christmas activities without much disruption and we’re all looking forward to another busy and exciting term

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“ Everyone has been really impressed with how quickly we’ve turned it around although there’s still some things we need to sort out.”

Mrs Southern says parts of the school are still unusable including the playground and the garden area.

She said: “We still have dehumidifiers in and the electronics have been checked as well as constantly cleaning everything. We’re confident we can get on with that without disrupting the children and be completely back to normal very soon.

“I just want to thank everyone for all their support, kind messages and best wishes.

Kirkland and Catterall Primary School during the floods at the start of December 2015

Kirkland and Catterall Primary School during the floods at the start of December 2015

“The staff have worked above and beyond to make sure that the children have enjoyed Christmas activities without much disruption and we’re all looking forward to another busy and exciting term.”

Kirkland and Catterall Primary School during the floods at the start of December 2015

Kirkland and Catterall Primary School during the floods at the start of December 2015