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Norwich school wins toilet award

PUBLISHED: 17:48 06 December 2011

Magdalen Gates Primary School council members Keira Haward and Jack Teasdale with fellow pupils celebrating their award winning toilets at the Norwich school. Photo: Steve Adams

Magdalen Gates Primary School council members Keira Haward and Jack Teasdale with fellow pupils celebrating their award winning toilets at the Norwich school. Photo: Steve Adams

A Norwich school has shown it is far from bog standard after scooping a national award for its toilets.

School toilet campaigners have awarded Magdalen Gates Primary School in Bull Close Road, north of the city, the School Toilet Award.

Magdalen Gates Primary won the award after demonstrating a good standard of toilets and ensuring that the facilities are cleaned properly, well stocked and in good working order.

Headteacher Cara Jermy, said: “We are delighted to receive this award. We place high importance on the children’s health and well-being and understand that toilets can have a significant impact.

“We have involved the children in the award, ensuring that they are happy with the standard they receive and taking on board their ideas.”

The nationwide awards scheme is run by Bog Standard, the campaigning arm of the children’s charity ERIC (Education and Resources for Improving Childhood Continence) to improve toilet facilities and access for pupils.

The award was launched following a 2010 survey of 160 UK schools and 49 school and specialist nurses, which revealed a universal call for minimum standards for school toilet facilities.

Natasha Collins-Daniel, of ERIC, said: “Magdalen Gates Primary has shown great commitment to its pupils by providing excellent toilet facilities.”

Has your school won national recognition? Call reporter Kate Scotter on 01603 772326 or email kate.scotter@archant.co.uk.

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