Parents help school find missing fencing panels

The missing fence panels were found after being spotted by parents

The missing fence panels were found after being spotted by parents

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Six panels of wooden fencing have been returned to Chantry Primary Academy, thanks to the local community.

The panels, part of the Groundwork project, were removed from the school grounds over the weekend.

The fence panels, part of the Groundwork project, were removed from the school at the weekend

The fence panels, part of the Groundwork project, were removed from the school at the weekend

The Lewsey Farm Primary School put an appeal on its Facebook page on Monday morning and thanks to the help of some parents, they had located the panels within two hours.

Jamie Kelly, assistant headteacher, said: “We are very grateful that the local community rallied together in such a short space of time to locate the panels.

“We were shocked to discover such an act of mindless vandalism, but amazed at how quickly our parents responded to help.”

Mr Kelly used the school mini bus to collect the from three locations.

The hazel panels are part of the initial stages of the school grounds improvement project.

He said: “They are £50 each, so it would have cost £300 to replace them, they have been purchased as a result of fundraising by the school and parents. It would have been a major set-back if they had not been found.”