Tornado in Hopwood Primary School Playground
On Thursday the 18th of June an extraordinary event happened at Hopwood Community Primary School, reports Mr. Manuel. At 11.20am an unusual weather front developed causing what appears to be Heywood’s first ever recorded Tornado. Trees were blown to the ground, windows shattered and cars overturned. The children were ordered into the main school hall as warnings of the oncoming tornado were circulated. Luckily there were no casualties or fatalities in Heywood or the surrounding areas, and although scared, due to the tremendous sound and strength of the tornado, which at one point touched down in the schools playground , the children all came through unscathed with an exciting story to tell their parents when they got home. No structural damage was reported at the school so it will business as usual, and all pupils are expected to be back in class on Monday.