Pupils kept off 'sick' school

PARENTS of pupils at a primary school plagued by illness are keeping their children at home despite reassurances from the local authority. Market Street primary in Hoyland, near Barnsley in South Yorkshire, closed earlier this year after staff and students developed a range of ailments. Since reopening last week, governor Jennie Ripley said children had been suffering from nose bleeds, rashes, coughs, shortness of breath and other complaints and parents fear the site may be contaminated.

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