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General Chat Thread, Children injured in school duct collapse in General; Originally Posted by Butuz Shocking What exactly does it take to get poorly maintained schools refurbished - pupil deaths?!!!!! Probably; ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Butuz View Post
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    What exactly does it take to get poorly maintained schools refurbished - pupil deaths?!!!!!
    Probably; I reported a relatively minor H&S issue a few weeks ago. Apparently, it's well known and is often reported, but "I doubt anybody will sort it out until there's an accident".

    Hope those concerned make a quick recovery.

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    it would put me off sitting my exams tomorrow if i was at that school.

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    They should have duct!











    Look!! Don't blame me - you were all thinking the same - I'm weak!!

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    **groans loadly**

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    What really annoyed me was the news coverage... or rather lack of it!

    BBC main news had a long piece about the earthquake school in China and who was accountable for it's poor building standards

    This school was relegated to local news and yet, perhaps it should be more important story given that it reflects the state of maintenance in many UK schools.

    My daughter's own school (also KCC) had to abandon a room being used for exams on Monday after ceiling tiles started to fall. Fortunately nobody was hurt, but children were in the room when it happened.
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    The thing I find strange is how it all suddenly came down at once. One end (for example), didn't appear to be lose. I'm not a duct expert by any means, but surely something as large as that would be held up by quite a few brackets/fittings? Maybe it was more the roof itself which was to blame?

    All these problems in schools and we have MPs who are abusing their position and offsetting anything they damn well like. Just goes to show which politicians have morals and which don't. Naturally, the more bigger names don't.

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