Flu brings down Welwyn Garden City school

NEARLY a quarter of pupils were absent from a WGC school last week after developing “flu-like symptoms”.

About 250 students could not attend Stanborough School in the week before the half-term break.

A county council spokeswoman said the illness could not be confirmed as swine flu, but did not rule it out.

She added: “Luckily not many staff were affected.”

For more information on swine flu in schools visit www.thegrid.org.uk