Classes resume for primary schools in a couple of weeks and the San Pedro Town Council has made sure that most streets around the school compounds around the island have been upgraded with hardcore material so that they can withstand the heavy rains. This week Mayor Daniel Guerrero is taking another step in making sure that the schools are in good shape to commence their year.
The San Pedro Town Council is delivering truckloads of white sand to most schools on the island, to those who need it. The work started yesterday, Monday, August 20, 2012, with the delivery of ten truck-loads (8 yards of sand each) to the New Horizon Academy compound in the Escalante Subdivision. Streets in the surrounding area of New Horizon were just recently upgraded to ensure that children were not walking through puddles each morning during their commute to school. The school yard was also in much need of land fill and the sand could not have come at a better time for New Horizon.
Principal Will Alamilla of ABC Preschool receives sand from the San Pedro Town Council
Today, Tuesday, August 21, 2012, more sand will be delivered to ABC Pre School, San Pedro Pre School in town and Brighter Tomorrow in the San Pedrito Area; they should be receiving two truckloads each! Holy Cross Anglican School in the San Mateo Area should receive ten loads as well. Because both New Horizon and Holy Cross have large compounds, they may be receiving more sand as needed.
“We want the schools to be ready for when classes resume in two weeks time,” commented Mayor Guerrero. “We want for the school children to have a good compound to play and carry out daily activities such as break and assemblies. This was one of the items on the school’s wish lists when we visited them earlier in the year and we are glad to help out.”