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The Concrete Crisis Plaguing England’s Schools



The UK: A crumbling, forgotten threat lurks within the walls of England‘s schools, endangering hundreds of thousands of children. Behind brightly painted hallways, unstable Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) panels used decades ago have begun to disintegrate. This time-bomb building material once hailed for affordability, now poses imminent collapse risks in nearly 600 aging schools nationwide.

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Yet, despite years of warnings, students continue filing into decrepit buildings that could become their tombs. Roofs are leaking, walls are cracking, and ceilings are falling as RAAC degrades.

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Each school day brings children closer to catastrophe, as the extent of this infrastructure crisis reveals shameful neglect of their safety. With more assessments revealing serious structural flaws, the desperate race is on to reinforce school buildings before the ticking RAAC time bomb brings tragedy.

The future hangs in the balance unless swift, decisive action is taken. Hundreds of thousands of young lives are at stake in what has become a dangerous waiting game.


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Shanaz Khan
Shanaz Khan
Shanaz Khan, Co-founder, COO & UK Editorial Lead

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