More than £1.5m has been paid out in compensation to children injured due to ‘basic health and safety failings’ in Greater Manchester schools in the last five years.

A pupil at a school in Rochdale was awarded £8,000 after being struck by falling goal posts and a child from another school in the town received £2,000 after being hit on the head by a crossbar that fell.

One pupil in Tameside received £22,326 after being injured in a school activity and a child who was hurt after being pushed by another child at a primary school in the borough received £9,494.

Reported by the Manchester Evening News. You can read the full story here.

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