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Local News Story Of The Day: Noisy Toilets In Blackburn School OK Now

by | 6th, July 2011

NAFEESA Shan brings Lancashire Telegraph readers the Local News Story of The Day:

“STAFF at a school were banned from using toilets during GCSE exams to avoid disturbing pupils.”

Or as the paper’s headline puts it:

Blackburn school staff banned from noisy loos during exams

Banned from using the loos?

Bosses at Blakewater College, Blackburn, switched off the water supply to them after a fault in the system close to the examination hall was deemed so noisy it would cause a distraction. Staff were told they must use toilets in the main part of the building to cause minimum disruption to pupils…

Blackburn with Darwen Council said that a fault in the toilet system involving the airlock caused a large sound when flushed which would distract pupils.

Oh. Do go on:

Harry Devonport, who is director of education at Blackburn with Darwen Council, said: “A small number of staff were asked not to use those toilets because of a fault.. Staff were offered alternative toilet facilities in the main school building – these are not used by any other staff or pupils and were only a short walk away.”


“The exams have finished now so staff can continue to use the toilets as normal.”

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