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Lawrence T. Gay INFANTS settle into church ‘classrooms’

Junior students of the Lawrence T. Gay Memorial have settled comfortably into their temporary ‘classrooms’ at the nearby Grace Hill Moravian Church.

The students of Reception, Infants A and B reported to the church this morning for the first time, following the decision by government authorities to close the Spooners Hill, St Michael school pending the resolution of environmental problems.

When a Barbados TODAY team arrived just after 9 a.m., the little ones were busy taking their places and getting familiar with their new surroundings, under the watchful eyes of parents and teachers.

When the team returned at lunchtime, the students were busy running around and making play on the compound.

Principal Beverly Parris said they had already done a lot of work so far for the day.

Principal Beverly Parris (hand outstretched) and two teachers supervising the students during the lunch break.
Principal Beverly Parris (hand outstretched) and two teachers supervising the students during the lunch break.
Students preparing to head back into the classroom.
Students preparing to head back into the classroom.

“They have settled in pretty reasonably and busy at work already,” she said.

Parris said Class Three and Four students who started their classes at Breath of Life Seventh Day Adventist Church, had also settled in well.

“They are doing better than I thought. I went up there yesterday and they are doing well. They have not missed any classes since they resumed,” Parris added.

Class One and Two resumed classes at the Sarah Ann Gill Methodist Church in Fairfield, Black Rock on Monday.

The students are expected to spend the remaining four weeks of the current school term, which ends on March 23, at the current locations.

Meanwhile, officers of the Environmental Protection Department of the Ministry of Health continue investigations at the school into complaints by teachers and students of sore throats, itchy skin and rashes to determine the possible cause or causes.

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