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He used a match to light paper in a storeroom of St Cuthbert and the First Martyrs Catholic Primary School, in Bradford, West Yorkshire. The court heard that matches and candles from previous school celebrations were kept in there. The boy pleaded guilty to arson being reckless as to whether life was endangered.
At Bradford Crown Court, prosecutor Heather Gilmore said the fire which destroyed thee classrooms did £1,070,000 worth of damage. The courts also heard that two staff fought the fire with extinguishers but were unable to put it out.
Some children at the 228-pupil school lost all their schoolwork and some have suffered nightmares since. It will take until November before the newly refurbished classrooms become available and inevitably some of the lost classwork, can never be adequately replaced.
In recent years several fires starting in storerooms/cupboards and school lavatories have been successfully brought under control by automatic fire sprinklers, limiting damage to space in wich the fire started.
This is one more example why the government must make the installation of sprinklers in all new schools mandatory and certainly not revise BB100.
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BAFSA has announced Trainee of the Year Awards’ schemes for students completing the IQ L2 Sprinkler Installer qualification during the academic year 2015-2016. One student from The Manchester College and another from Neath Port Talbot will both be recognised as Trainee of the Year at the BAFSA Gala Dinner in Cardiff on 15th November.
The award winning trainees will have maintained a high standard of attendance and commitment throughout the course, ensuring all work was completed on time and also shown a genuine interest in the technical aspect of the industry clearly demonstrating they can work both independently, or as part of a team.
Following a visit to The Manchester College by IQ on 30th September The Manchester College, BAFSA's preferred training provider in England, has been awarded Direct Claims Status.
This award is given by an Awarding Organisation where there is evidence of a rigorous internal verification system and one, or more, approved Internal Verifier for the sector where learners are being recommended for the award of credit.
The Manchester College is one of three preferred training providers offering the IQ L2 Certificate in Fire Sprinkler Installation.
The verifier was impressed by the course set up ie, practical workshop, moodle, learner work and the detailed portfolio evidence.
Registration for 2016/2017 courses is now possible. Click HERE for dates and costs