Kitchen at school shut af­ter mice dis­cov­ered

South Wales Echo - - NEWS - KATIE SANDS Re­porter katie.sands@waleson­line.co.uk

A SCHOOL’S kitchen has been closed since the start of term due to mice.

The Cardiff school has seen its kitchen closed since pupils re­turned af­ter the Christ­mas break.

Mice were dis­cov­ered in Fitza­lan High School and its kitchen closed on Jan­uary 3 – the first day pupils re­turned to school.

Cardiff coun­cil said it was work­ing with the school to re­open the kitchen over the com­ing days. It said al­ter­na­tive ar­range­ments had been put in place so pupils could still re­ceive food at the school.

But a par­ent of two chil­dren at the school, who did not wish to be named, said her child had phoned home three days in a row from school to say there was no hot food and that only the sand­wich bar had been ac­ces­si­ble.

The par­ent said they weren’t aware of any ex­pla­na­tion that had been com­mu­ni­cated to par­ents or chil­dren from the school or coun­cil.

“There’s min­i­mal food and they’ve not ex­plained it to the chil­dren”, the par­ent said.

In Jan­uary 2016, the to­tal num­ber of pupils who at­tended the school was recorded as 1,701.

A coun­cil spokesman said: “The lo­cal au­thor­ity is work­ing with the school to bring the kitchen back into op­er­a­tion.

“While this is be­ing car­ried out al­ter­na­tive ar­range­ments have been put in place to en­sure that the pupils con­tinue to re­ceive a cater­ing ser­vice.

“The work is near­ing com­ple­tion and the kitchen is ex­pected to re­open over the com­ing days.”

AN­DREW DAVIES

Fitza­lan High School in Cardiff which has seen its kitchen closed due to mice

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