No life-threatening injuries at Isle of Sheppey school

Pupils sitting an exam in the sports hall at Minster College on the Isle of Sheppey, Kent, have been hurt when heating ducting collapsed from above them.

Minster College headteacher Alan Klee said: “During an exam being sat by year nine pupils in the sports hall at Minster College, heating ducting collapsed.

"14 year nine pupils have injuries that have required medical attention.

"12 first aid trained staff dealt with injuries immediately and emergency services were on site within a few minutes.

"The school is currently coordinating the collection of all the children. Any children who can't be collected will remain on site fully supervised.”

It is not yet known why the ducting collapsed.