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School Closed After Heating Failure

Tuesday January 31 2012




ST HELEN'S School in Hoyland is closed today after a heating failure.

The school - on West Street, Hoyland - had to close to allow for repairs to take place.

A spokesman said the school will reopen tomorrow (Wednesday) as normal.


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Reply Posted by Sandra Burns on Tuesday January 31 2012 at 13:23
am amazed.......back in the 60.s we walked to school in 3 foot of snow an back an sat in our,e classroom,s with duffle coat,s on,,.there weren,t no heating then !!!!

Reply Posted by Bowler279 on Tuesday January 31 2012 at 13:40
& then they wonder y kids are always coming dwn wi somat

Reply Posted by Jake Neilson on Wednesday February 1 2012 at 14:31
Sandra, theres something now called the health and safety act which means if a building drops below a certain temprature then its not fit to be used, thank god i wasnt a kid in the 60's it sounds like a horrible era to live in!

Reply Posted by Avrilgoodall on Thursday February 2 2012 at 09:38
I'm tipping this will be the first of many more if this cold snap continues!!!  Can you believe that it's snowing in Greece and Turkey very heavily, with major disruptions and power cuts!!??  It's at times like this I am quite happy to be living in Barnsley, we're very lucky where we are situated, mostly sheltered greatly by the pennines.  (As you can guess I don't live anywhere near Penistone)

Reply Posted by Avrilgoodall on Thursday February 2 2012 at 09:42
:-)  I'm guessin tha t you, like me are around the 1954 vintage eh???  We were made of stronger stuff back then Sandra - duvets and continental quilts???  Bloody lucky - we had COATs on our beds and baking trays warmed up in the coal fire oven, wrapped in a towel for a hotty!!!  OH the backs of the bloody legs when the wellies continually flapped on thenm on that trek to school!!!!  HAPPY DAYS!!!  My grandkids think I was born before the bible was written when I tell em such tales of yore  LOL