Stranded students taken in by warm-hearted school

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A group of stranded secondary school pupils were brought in from the cold by a primary school on a morning of traffic chaos for the region.

When their school bus broke down, 17 Magdalen College School (MCS) pupils were spared a freezing wait for a replacement by Newbottle and Charlton Primary School.

The shivering group of boys and girls, aged 11-18, were invited into an empty classroom on Tuesday morning and given cups of tea and hot chocolates.

Julia Creasey, business director at MCS, said a lot of the primary school’s pupils go on to join them in Year 7.

She said: “We’d like to say thank you to them for looking out for our children and taking them in.

“It was very kind, very supportive and we appreciated it very much.”

Mrs Creasey said the school was largely unaffected by the snowfall and have a text messaging system to alert parents if the school has to shut because of the weather.