Children in hospital as swimming pool fumes make them ill

Four children and a teacher have been rushed to hospital after they were overcome by fumes from chemicals used in the swimming pool at their school in Wokingham.

Children ill from swimming pool fumes: School statement

All Saints Primary School acting headteacher Jacqui Kearney said: “This morning was the first time we have used the pool this summer, and unfortunately four children reacted to chemicals in the water.

“We acted promptly to ensure their safety and well-being. Four children were taken to hospital as a precautionary measure and three of them have since been discharged. All other children appear to be unaffected.

“The swimming pool is now closed and it will be inspected tomorrow to establish what caused today’s issue.

"We are writing to parents today to inform them and remind them, as always, the safety and well- being of all the children at our school is our highest priority.”

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Swimming pool fumes make students and teacher ill

Four children and a teacher have been rushed to hospital after they were overcome by fumes from chemicals used in the swimming pool at their school in Wokingham.

Ambulance staff, firefighters and police were called to the All Saints Primary School after 10am when a number of children felt ill.

It is thought that fumes from the chlorine plant at the schools swimming pool leaked and were inhaled by students and teachers.

None of those taken to hospital are thought to be in a life-threatening condition.

A spokesperson from the South Central Ambulance Service confirmed that they had been taken to the Royal Berkshire Hospital.

They added, "Ambulance staff including a rapid response vehicle and an emergency care doctor examined numerous children at the scene but they did not need hospital treatment."