Parents are threatening to remove their children from a Crewe school for three weeks when teachers return from a Kenyan trip because of fears surrounding the Ebola virus.
Several parents claim the exchange trip by teachers at The Berkeley Primary School in Wistaston to a twin school in Kenya was ‘an unnecessary risk’.
Although Kenya has not reported any cases of Ebola so far, many of the Wistaston parents argue there was no need for the teachers to make the trip at this time.
Now they have issued headteacher Carolyn Brown with an ultimatum – keep the teachers away from the school when they return for the three week incubation period or the children stay away instead.
“We’ve got a petition with 60 signatures now. What we’re asking for is for the teachers to stay off school when they get back for the incubation period,” said one mother.