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Teachers rescue stranded Hartlepool pupils

Home, please, sir: St Hild's teacher Grant Carswell, pictured with students (from left) Robyn McLeod, Becca Johnson, Bethany Hayhurst and Saffron Stabler, was among the members of staff to give students a lift home when their school bus broke down last Friday.

Home, please, sir: St Hild's teacher Grant Carswell, pictured with students (from left) Robyn McLeod, Becca Johnson, Bethany Hayhurst and Saffron Stabler, was among the members of staff to give students a lift home when their school bus broke down last Friday.

KIND teachers came to the rescue of their students for the second time in two months when the school bus broke down.

The quick-thinking members of staff at St Hild’s CE Secondary School got behind the wheel and picked up more than 90 students and drove them into school when their bus broke down in December.

And it was a case of deja-vu for the students who were on their way home to the Headland yesterday when their bus broke down again.

Once again teachers came to their aid with a dozen members of staff taking to the roads in their cars and making multiple journeys picking the students up and taking them home.

Between 60 and 70 of the school’s students were on the bus and were picked up by the members of staff.

Colin Reid, headteacher at the school who was one of those who got behind the wheel yesterday, said: “Word got back to the school after the bus, which was on its way to the Headland, broke down.

“An announcement went over the school speakers telling the teachers what had happened and even though it was a Friday afternoon before the half-term holidays we had about a dozen teachers who dashed to their cars and went to help the students.

“The bus broke down in West View so the students who lived on the Headland would still have had a fair way to walk and it was an awfully grim night.

“It was an amazing show of support from our teachers, I was extremely proud and I’m sure the students will have been very grateful.”

 

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