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Sevenoaks Primary School

SevenOaksPrimary School

‘We are all equal and our teachers are all kind’ (Pupil quote)-– Ofsted 2017
Pupils are proud of their school and enthusiastic about their learning-Ofsted 2017
Pupils feel safe and said that they trust there is always an adult they can go to if they feel concerned-Ofsted 2017
Sevenoaks Primary is a fantastic, caring school, where my children blossom and flourish, both academically and emotionally-Parent
We are very proud to say that our children go to Sevenoaks Primary-Parent
Pupils achieve well at this school-Ofsted 2017
Although it is a large school, a real family feel is fostered - it is palpable-Parent
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9v Battery Hazard Warning

Hazard Warning from KCC regarding the use of 9V batteries!

Dear Parents/Carers
 
Please read the message below, received from KCC regarding the use of 9V batteries.
 
As DT models sent home recently i.e. Christmas table decorations, recent Y6 buggies etc. all contained batteries, this information is very important to read. Additionally any battery should not be stored in devices for lengths of time and batteries should not be stored with metal objects that could complete a circuit.
 
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Do you use 9 volt batteries in your school?
 
Are you aware that if they are stored incorrectly they are a fire
risk? Ironically, 9 volt batteries power certain smoke alarms, yet if they are not
stored correctly they are a fire hazard. The problem with these batteries is the
positive and negative posts being close together. If a metal object touches the
two posts at the same time it can cause it to short circuit, and this can make
enough heat to start a fire. Even weak batteries may have enough charge to cause
a fire.
 
Therefore storage is important. Do not store in a place near paper clips,
coins, pens or other batteries. Do not store near common items such as keys, or
aluminium foil. Keep batteries in original packaging until you are ready to use
them. If loose, keep the posts covered with masking, duct, or electrical tape.
Prevent the posts from coming into contact with any metal objects. Keep them
some place safe where they won't be tossed around and always store batteries
standing up.
 
9 volt batteries should not be stored loose in a drawer or in containers
with other batteries. 9 volt batteries should not be disposed of with general
waste as they may come into contact with other batteries or pieces of metal. If
you have a recycling box please ensure users are aware of this information.
 
To be safe, cover over the positive and negative posts with masking,
duct, or electrical tape before getting rid of batteries.