Store feeds power cut pupils
THERE is such a thing as a free lunch.
Children at Canada Hill Primary School were saved from going without lunch during a recent major power outage.
The Ogwell primary school lost power to its kitchens when a substation fire left more than 19,000 properties in darkness.
But thanks to Asda supermarket, pupils were fed.
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Quick-thinking kitchen manager Sarah Jones and school bursar Sue Downton went on a mercy dash to Asda in the hope of getting bread rolls and fillings for the children's lunches instead.
Headteacher Delphine Knott said: "When we arrived, the store was closed with security on the door, due to their power going too.
"We explained our situation and the manager kindly said they would collect the items together for us.
"The staff from Canada Hill were let into the store to pay for the goods but Asda's tills had also gone down by this time.
"In a huge act of generosity, Asda told staff to take the goods for free. They really helped us out in a very difficult situation. It was a great display of community spirit."
Western Power Distribution engineers dealt with the power failure within the hour, caused by a fire at the Brunel Road sub-station on September 19 that saw thousands of homes and businesses temporarily lose power.