Friends reunited as pupils return home
CHILDREN have been reunited with their classmates as their flood ravaged school re-opened its doors for the new academic year.
Central Street Infant School, Hebden Bridge, saw classrooms devastated in June’s flooding, forcing the relocation of some of its pupils to Stubbings Infant School for the rest of the summer term.
But after a lot of hard work from builders and staff, the school has been able to welcome all its pupils back home.
Headteacher Kath Godfrey said: “It’s a really good feeling that all the children and staff are here at Central Street again.
“It’s absolutely fantastic to have everybody together. It’s like the children have come home.
“The children have settled in really quickly. They have had a fantastic first week in school.
“They are fascinated by the changes that have taken place.”
The reception classroom was particularly badly affected by the flooding, as was the nursery.
The reception classroom was ready for the start of term and, after a short delay, the nursery children moved into their new facilities earlier this week.
Mrs Godfrey paid tribute to everybody who has helped get the school back on its feet after a traumatic few months.
“The builders who did the refurbishment and all the staff have been working really hard over the summer holidays to make sure it was ready for the children,” she said.
“I can’t believe the impact that the flooding has had on the school and the amount of work that it has created - not just the refurbishment of the school but the staff time doing inventories, insurance claims and re-ordering all the equipment.
“It’s been phenomenal really and I can’t thank everybody enough for all the work they have done.”
She also thanked Stubbings Infant School for its support in accommodating pupils last term.
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