Teachers praised for handling of April's disappearance

Parents have praised the primary school April Jones attended for the way teaching staff have handled her disappearance.

Teachers at Ysgol Gynradd Machynlleth broached the subject by linking it to the importance of not speaking to strangers.

One mother, who did not want to be named, said:

I didn't want to come here and I didn't want my girls to come here. I was really concerned because I had to tell them what had happened to April.

But I want to thank the teachers for making them feel so safe and making me feel so safe that I brought them here.

She said most parents had told their young children about April's abduction themselves and some had kept their children away from school.

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