Swarm of bees descend on school

A SWARM of bees descended onto the grounds of a Suffolk school- forcing pupils to use a different entrance in a bid to keep safe.The insects landed on a pole outside one of the buildings at Northgate High School, Sidegate Lane, in Ipswich yesterday.

A SWARM of bees descended onto the grounds of a Suffolk school- forcing pupils to use a different entrance in a bid to keep safe.

The insects landed on a pole outside one of the buildings at Northgate High School, Sidegate Lane, in Ipswich yesterday.

The area was cordoned off to keep students away from the swarm and a different entrance was used at the other side of the building to ensure their safety.

Ian Trench, deputy headteacher at Northgate, said: “Most of the swarm left of their own accord. It's very difficult to quantify how many bees there were - I wouldn't like to say.

“They were certainly not aggressive and no students had to go to the sick bay for being stung.”