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School and stakeholders give Pointe Larue secondary school a facelift   |27 September 2021

School and stakeholders give Pointe Larue secondary school a facelift   

The Pointe Larue secondary school has a new facelift, after stakeholders of the school pulled together for a clean-up and refurbishment works at the school premises on Saturday.

Starting off at around 9am, school management, staff and students were joined by member of the National Assembly (MNA) Rosie Bistoquet, new recruits of the Seychelles Police Academy (SPA), and other stakeholders, to do up the school’s classrooms, building facility and outside area.

The clean-up activity is the initiative of head teacher Raymonde Lavigne, who usually organises general clean-ups at least a couple of times a year at the schools at which she is posted.

She explained that the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) were thrilled with the idea, and mobilised to make the activity a success.

“We wanted to do up the S5 block, which was not in the best of state, as it will be used by the S1s next term. I wanted to make the classrooms more conducive for those who will be using them next term, so we redid our wall and repainted our murals and logos, and planted flowers and ferns in our outside spaces,” Ms Lavigne said.

“There is a big improvement in the school environment. I am really satisfied and appreciated the art teachers who were really motivated. The recruits also did a fabulous job painting all five classes, including a staffroom for Physical Education (PE) teachers. I think we will start to do this more frequently. We are thinking of having another one either in December or January before the start of the school term. We will analyse where next we have to do. I like to do this general cleaning at least twice or three times at the schools,” Ms Lavigne noted.

Among those who helped to make the activity a success are the Eco-school leader and members of the eco-school club, the Duke of Edinburgh Award facilitator and students, art teachers and art students.

The school also received sponsorship from the four regional members of the National Assembly (MNA), namely representative for Anse Aux Pins Clifford Andre, Au Cap MNA Kelly Samynadin, Pointe Larue MNA Conrad Gabriel and MNA for Cascade Phillip Monthy, who sponsored funds towards refreshments.

“I want all the students to be mindful and to keep our school clean. There is a lot more to be done, and it is costly. This work has definitely helped the ministry and school to save some funds and cut cost,” Ms Lavigne added.

The Pointe Larue secondary school presently caters to over 737 students.

The accompanying photos show work in progress to give a facelift to the Pointe Larue secondary school.


Laura Pillay

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