The St Lawrence Primary School in Christ Church is to re-open next week as the new school term begins.
Word of this from Chief Education Officer Karen Best, who said the school, which was temporarily closed on February 26, 2018, due to environmental problems relating to the south coast sewerage system, would be ready to welcome back its students on Tuesday, April 17.
As a result of the closure, Class Four pupils were relocated to the Arthur Smith Primary School at Pleasant Hall Land, St Matthias, Christ Church, while the remainder of the student body was accommodated at the St Matthias Church Hall and the St Lawrence Anglican Church, as a precautionary measure.
Best explained that on advice from the Ministry of Health, an artificial ridge or embankment was built to prevent effluent from entering the school’s premises, while a manhole to the north of the property had been “secured”. Additionally, she said industrial cleaning was carried out at the school, which now has a perimeter fence firmly in place to allow for the resumption of classes.
In a statement released by the Barbados Government Information Service on Friday, the Chief Education Officer thanked the principal of the Arthur Smith Primary School, as well as the priests and church councils of St Matthias Church and the St Lawrence Anglican Church for willingly accommodating the displaced pupils. She also expressed her gratitude to parents and teachers for their patience during the relocation period. (BT)