‘How could they do this to us?’

Pupils in front of the wrecked geo-dome at Moor Park Primary after vandals struck.

Pupils in front of the wrecked geo-dome at Moor Park Primary after vandals struck.

Pupils have been left “heartbroken” after vandals went on the rampage in school grounds causing more than £2,000 of damage.

Thugs punched holes in every segment of a ‘geo-dome’ – a specialist green house – in the gardens of Moor Park Primary School, Bispham.

They also smashed furniture and equipment in the outdoor area.

Pupils arrived at the school on Moor Park Avenue on Friday morning to find the damage, leaving them without a valuable outdoor learning area and the space for their popular gardening club.

Katie Street, 11, said: “We are heartbroken.

“We can’t believe this has happened to our special area and we are devastated the gardens at our school have gone.”

School eco co-ordinator Emma Pook said: “The children are just so upset and quite shocked someone would do such a thing.”

The incident happened some time between the evening of Thursday night and Friday morning.

The school raised £2,000 for the outdoor area two years ago, using the funds to purchase the geo-dome before spending a £500 grant on equipment including a wheelbarrow, wellies and compost.

Children had been growing fruit and vegetables in the garden, selling it at school fairs and events in order to raise more money for equipment and seeds.

Katie added: “We were all looking forward to having a lovely summer of growing.

“What do they (the vandals) get out of it?”

Fellow pupil Connor Gibbins, 11, added: “We all feel sad and angry somebody would want to do this.”

Eight-year-old Courtney Burgess said: “Why would people do that to us? We haven’t done anything to them.”

A spokesman for Lancashire Police confirmed officers were aware of the criminal damage and were now investigating the matter.

The spokesman said: “We appeal for anyone who witnessed anything suspicious to contact police directly on 101.”

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