R.E.A.L. Independent School Blidworth, were locking up for the day when they were asked by police if they could provide a safe place for local care home residents to take shelter.

Unfortunately a fire had broken out at neighbouring Hatzfeld House care home and the residents had to evacuate. Luckily, nobody was injured and after two hours, six fire engines and lots of tea and biscuits, the residents were able to return home.

The manager of Hatzfeld House kindly dropped off a lovely hamper to say thank you to R.E.A.L. for their help.

Ali Wellings, Head of Behaviour and Attitudes said: “I’m super proud as always of the amazing team we have here. The Blidworth community has made us feel very welcome and it was lovely to be able to support them with this incident. We’re now talking about ways we can work together in the future as part of the community.”