All pupils of the Nicolson Institute had to leave the building earlier today (Thursday September 13th) when a science experiment triggered the alarm system.

The experiment in one of the science labs set off detectors and a full evacuation was set in motion, in accordance with the school’s fire procedures.

Fire service officials checked the building and pupils were allowed back into the building after a short time.

The school said: “Parents and carers can be reassured that there was no danger to pupils, staff or the building. Pupils co-operated well with staff throughout the procedure.”