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Hove school closed because of gas leak - but don't blame the French

A Hove secondary school has closed – because of a gas leak.

Cardinal Newman School in The Upper Drive is currently closed but Brighton and Hove City Council said it was nothing to do with the French stink.

Pupils have been sent home and the school’s phone lines are down.

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1:09pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Charlie Oscar says...

Praise that some teachers let pupils use their mobiles as phone lines were down due to having a switchboard which requires power, but for future problems it would be nice for the school to have a text service they could access on a remote device if power is down.

We had no comms from school and whilst Im sure the school did the best they could, this day and age of tech devices, it would not be difficult to externally send group text.

Also a little more updates on the web site over school snow closures.
Praise that some teachers let pupils use their mobiles as phone lines were down due to having a switchboard which requires power, but for future problems it would be nice for the school to have a text service they could access on a remote device if power is down. We had no comms from school and whilst Im sure the school did the best they could, this day and age of tech devices, it would not be difficult to externally send group text. Also a little more updates on the web site over school snow closures. Charlie Oscar
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2:00pm Tue 22 Jan 13

TrickyRicky says...

What a strange co-incindence that it happened at the same time as the gas smell from France - oops!!
What a strange co-incindence that it happened at the same time as the gas smell from France - oops!! TrickyRicky
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2:15pm Tue 22 Jan 13

derekhunt says...

I'll blame the French if I **** well want to blame the French thank you very much.

It's my god given right as a good Englishman
I'll blame the French if I **** well want to blame the French thank you very much. It's my god given right as a good Englishman derekhunt
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5:09pm Tue 22 Jan 13

escarr15 says...

Charlie Oscar wrote:
Praise that some teachers let pupils use their mobiles as phone lines were down due to having a switchboard which requires power, but for future problems it would be nice for the school to have a text service they could access on a remote device if power is down.

We had no comms from school and whilst Im sure the school did the best they could, this day and age of tech devices, it would not be difficult to externally send group text.

Also a little more updates on the web site over school snow closures.
As far as I know Newman has no text service and it is standard policy for pupils to use mobile phones now so the school could be evacuated swiftly. There was no power in the building and senior management seemed pretty busy trying to get 2000 people out of the site.
[quote][p][bold]Charlie Oscar[/bold] wrote: Praise that some teachers let pupils use their mobiles as phone lines were down due to having a switchboard which requires power, but for future problems it would be nice for the school to have a text service they could access on a remote device if power is down. We had no comms from school and whilst Im sure the school did the best they could, this day and age of tech devices, it would not be difficult to externally send group text. Also a little more updates on the web site over school snow closures.[/p][/quote]As far as I know Newman has no text service and it is standard policy for pupils to use mobile phones now so the school could be evacuated swiftly. There was no power in the building and senior management seemed pretty busy trying to get 2000 people out of the site. escarr15
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5:18pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Mariaklu says...

i go to this school and thought the gas smell was because of the french gas problem, on the website it says that the school was evacuated because of all the electrical power needing to be isolated and switched off. im hoping this lasts longer than the snow event as we were only off for five hours and had to go to school monday.
i go to this school and thought the gas smell was because of the french gas problem, on the website it says that the school was evacuated because of all the electrical power needing to be isolated and switched off. im hoping this lasts longer than the snow event as we were only off for five hours and had to go to school monday. Mariaklu
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6:43pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Charlie Oscar says...

As far as I know Newman has no text service and it is standard policy for pupils to use mobile phones now so the school could be evacuated swiftly. There was no power in the building and senior management seemed pretty busy trying to get 2000 people out of the site.”

"well perhaps they should have a text service.
What about the children without phones or cannot afford them"
As far as I know Newman has no text service and it is standard policy for pupils to use mobile phones now so the school could be evacuated swiftly. There was no power in the building and senior management seemed pretty busy trying to get 2000 people out of the site.” "well perhaps they should have a text service. What about the children without phones or cannot afford them" Charlie Oscar
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