UPDATE: Milton Keynes schoolgirl injured in ceiling collapse expected to make full recovery

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The schoolgirl injured after a ceiling collapse at Southwood School in Conniburow, Milton Keynes,is expected to make a full recovery, the Citizen understands.

It’s also believed a second pupil injured in the accident yesterday (Feb 23) has returned to school today.

Mark Lancaster, MP for MK North, visited the school to survey the storm damage and tweeted: ‘Just visited Southwood School to see storm damage. Pleased to hear one injured student back at school, other expected to make full recovery.’ The injured girl is nine-years-old and is expected to make a full recovery, her headteacher Elaine Hawkins said yesterday (Fri).

Her injuries are now described as “serious but stable” and she remains in hospital following the ceiling collapse on Thursday evening.

The incident happened at around 3.30pm as children were waiting for an after-school dance club to start.

Health and Safety Officers were today (Froday) seen at the school inspecting the damage, confirming it is now safe.

The school, in Bryony Place, is tucked away on the corner of a housing estate and is made up of several different buildings, each of which has a slanted roof.

Hedges and foliage surround the exterior while a small area of green at the back which provides an outdoor area for children to play in.

Though its facilities are fairly spaced out the school is relatively small with a student count of just over 200.

Some children’s portrait paintings can be seen attached to the windows - proudly placed on display for passers by.

No damage is visible from the outside and externally it is impossible to notice any thing wrong with the structure.

Teaching resumed as usual today however the school has confirmed the hall where the incident happened will be “out of use for some time”.

Attached to the school, which is for seven to 11-year-olds, is King Edwards Day Nursery - which is brightly decorated with red and yellow paint.

A spokesperson for the school said: “We are co-operating fully with the relevant authorities in this investigation.”