On this day in 1975, it was reported that children attending Evatt Primary School were expected to spend several days being taught in the corridors of the school.
The children aged between five and seven years had been evacuated after it was found that roof trusses in their classrooms had moved.
The truss movements had been discovered by workmen installing heating ducts in the ceilings during school holidays. They found the trusses had moved, causing a noticeable bow in the roof and tiles.
Wooden braces were installed and one room was given additional support by upright metal braces. School principal, Mr Alan Fidock said the authorities had moved quickly to rectify the faults.
"Obviously there was a dangerous situation arising with a possible chance of the roof falling in," said Fidock.
He went on to say that the children would be taught in the corridors, hall and two other rooms which had been vacated for the purpose.
"It's obviously preferable to busing children to another school and causing them and the other school inconvenience" he said.
An NCDC spokesman said that repairs would be completed in a matter of weeks. The fault had occurred because of a single piece of timber and no faults in the design or structure of the classrooms.