Electricity cuts hit Grindleton and Bolton-by-Bowland Primary Schools

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HAVING no electricity did not hamper the education of pupils at Grindleton Primary School.

Instead when electricity cuts struck the village of Grindleton last week and on Monday, Bolton-by-Bowland Primary School stepped in and allowed pupils from the neighbouring village school to share its facilities. The two schools already share a headteacher,

A spokeswoman for Bolton-by-Bowland Primary School said: “This meant the children’s education did not suffer and parents did not have to find alternative childcare. The children loved it, as we were able to hold, among other things, an in-house inter-school sports event.

“It was also an opportunity for Grindleton children to experience another school, and for Year 6, who later this year will be leaving to go to high schools in the area, it was a chance to see how a larger school would feel.

“We would like to thank all children, parents and staff for making the two days such a success.”

Bolton-by-Bowland Primary School will also be affected by the cuts as Electricity Northwest is due to carry out some essential work on the electricity network on Thursday.

l Residents have complained the electricity was not back on until 7 p.m. some evenings, when a letter from the company stated they would only be without power from 8 a.m. to 5-30 p.m.