Mobile classrooms officially handed over

2016-09-29 06:00
PHOTOS: precious gumede Handing over the key of one mobile classroom to the school are Park Homes staff (from left) Tyrone Stephens (deputy principal), Hans Matewera, Khulekani Madondo, Njabulo Gebashe, Ayanda Jali, and (front) Siyethemba Zitha (Park Homes).

PHOTOS: precious gumede Handing over the key of one mobile classroom to the school are Park Homes staff (from left) Tyrone Stephens (deputy principal), Hans Matewera, Khulekani Madondo, Njabulo Gebashe, Ayanda Jali, and (front) Siyethemba Zitha (Park Homes).

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CONSTRUCTION has started at Merlewood Primary­ School as mobile classrooms have been placed on the sports field and are already occupied by pupils.

Last Thursday Park Homes officials handed over 16 mobile classrooms to deputy principal Tyrone Stephens, who said the classrooms started coming in two weeks ago and Grade R and Grade 6 pupils are already using them.

As discussed at the last technical meeting held at the school some months ago, building of the first phase was scheduled to start in September.

Stephens said moving pupils into the mobile classrooms indicates that there is progress in the first phase.

He said it is hoped that the majority of the old prefabricated classrooms will be demolished during the school holidays.

Bright Homes Construction gave hope that by the end of the week more rows of bricks for the foundation would be up.

Excitement prevailed at the school as the eldest Merlewood resident, Granny Johanna Godden, was invited to lay the first brick of the new structure. Granny Johanna will be turning 100 on Thursday, 6 October.

The school hopes that by the end of 2016 the Grade R classrooms, as well as upgrades to the hall, will be complete.

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