Race against time to stop flood water getting inside two schools

Daily Echo: Headteachers Kim Robertson and Martyn Beales help to keep out the water. Headteachers Kim Robertson and Martyn Beales help to keep out the water.

IT WAS all hands to the pump as parents, teachers and governors all battled to save two Hampshire schools from flooding.

The headteacher of Fordingbridge Junior School, Kim Robertson, came to check on the site this morning to discover the playground totally flooded and water just half an inch from getting into the classrooms.

Daily Echo:

A text was quickly sent out to parents and teachers calling for help and soon enough an army of volunteers were turning up at the gates, ready to help fill bags with sand and protect the school.

The neighbouring infant school was also in danger of flooding inside, so the teams of volunteers have been working tirelessly all day to do all they can to try and keep the water at bay.

 

Even local businesses were doing what they could to help out, with the local bakery, the Cottage Loaf, supplying them with food for lunch.

Mrs Roberston said: “Everyone got to work straight away and so far we have prevented the water from getting inside. The response from everyone has been absolutely brilliant.

“It just goes to show how wonderful people are in a crisis.”

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5:52pm Sat 8 Feb 14

solomum says...

Well done to all those who helped. Just goes to show how great communities can be in a crisis.
Well done to all those who helped. Just goes to show how great communities can be in a crisis. solomum
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6:16pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Maxwell1212 says...

Lovely to see teachers, parents and governors getting involved in something which is valued greatly in a community. Well done all!
Lovely to see teachers, parents and governors getting involved in something which is valued greatly in a community. Well done all! Maxwell1212
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4:25pm Sun 9 Feb 14

Mr-La-De-Da-Gunner-Graham says...

Oh, is this the same highly respected New Forest seat of learning which is closed for tomorrow anyway?

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(Snigger!!!!)
Oh, is this the same highly respected New Forest seat of learning which is closed for tomorrow anyway? http://www.dailyecho .co.uk/news/10997503 .UPDATED__Two_school s_shut_because_of_fl ooding___WEATHER_LAT EST/?ref=var_0 (Snigger!!!!) Mr-La-De-Da-Gunner-Graham
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8:34pm Sun 9 Feb 14

Mr-La-De-Da-Gunner-Graham says...

Maxwell1212 wrote:
Mr-La-De-Da-Gunner-G

raham
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Oh, is this the same highly respected New Forest seat of learning which is closed for tomorrow anyway?

http://www.dailyecho


.co.uk/news/10997503


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Perhaps you would like to visit the school website to see photos of the flooded school and then maybe once seeing the photos your brain may process why children will not be attending school tomorrow?

Perhaps whilst you are there you could also contact the school to offer your services to help clean up the flood water as you seem to have a lot of time on your hands.
I'd love to, but unfortunately I have a life.
[quote][p][bold]Maxwell1212[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr-La-De-Da-Gunner-G raham[/bold] wrote: Oh, is this the same highly respected New Forest seat of learning which is closed for tomorrow anyway? http://www.dailyecho .co.uk/news/10997503 .UPDATED__Two_school s_shut_because_of_fl ooding___WEATHER_LAT EST/?ref=var_0 (Snigger!!!!)[/p][/quote]Perhaps you would like to visit the school website to see photos of the flooded school and then maybe once seeing the photos your brain may process why children will not be attending school tomorrow? Perhaps whilst you are there you could also contact the school to offer your services to help clean up the flood water as you seem to have a lot of time on your hands.[/p][/quote]I'd love to, but unfortunately I have a life. Mr-La-De-Da-Gunner-Graham
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