School pupils finally get their field back

Forest School Leaders Dawn White and Sue Evans with their pupils outside the school

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PART of a school field that was closed due to fears about contamination has been reopened.

Mayfield School, in North End, Portsmouth, was forced to close its school fields after contamination was found when building works were being carried out. But now, the western playing fields have been deemed safe. The eastern and southern playing fields do not pose any risks, but are being kept closed during construction work.

Headteacher David Jeapes said: ‘We are very grateful for the support that officers at Portsmouth City Council have given us and I’m delighted that we can reopen our west field.

‘We will continue to work with the council to ensure that all other areas are brought back into service at the earliest date. Fortunately, we have a large site with many facilities and so we have been able to work around these issues with little disruption to our normal routines.’