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Changed days: Stephen Taylor, Principal of Blackwater Integrated College, with pupils Leah Cash and Ryan Dunlop

Changed days: Stephen Taylor, Principal of Blackwater Integrated College, with pupils Leah Cash and Ryan Dunlop

Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Changed days: Stephen Taylor, Principal of Blackwater Integrated College, with pupils Leah Cash and Ryan Dunlop

One year ago, on any given school day, the doors of Blackwater Integrated College would have opened to allow around 350 pupils through to start their morning lessons. Times have changed.

It has been a dramatic 12 months in the life of education, but at the heart of it today stand virtually empty school buildings.

Corridors echo with the occasional sounds of solitary footsteps. There is no hustle and bustle of pupils rushing between classes, little general chatter between friends.


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