During June 2019, St Clare’s Primary School on Sharoe Green Lane was targeted 3 times in separate raids. The latest incident happened on June 21st when vandals destroyed parts of the forest school within the grounds of St Clare’s.
Staff arrived on Monday morning to find polythene tunnels had been punctured, doors broken and the greenhouse staging tables smashed up.
The intruders then turned their attention to a number of woven willow bowls, destroying the children’s homework. A previous break in that occurred two weeks before saw vandals set fire to the playground reading hut.
Headteacher, Anne Charnley stated;
“The children really value the opportunities for outdoor learning to support their curriculum, so to have it needlessly damaged is so frustrating. With school budgets getting tighter it makes it more difficult to provide this for the children and we now find ourselves in the position of having to replace and repair.”
When considering your schools security, it is important to remember it is not just the classrooms that need protecting. Outside areas such as playgrounds, car parks, storage areas and other buildings can attract unwanted attention.
Download our Schools Self-Assessment Checklist here for a checklist of points that should be considered in relation to the security of your pupils, staff and buildings.
Original source: Lancashire Post