Officials broke ground today (February 13) for the reconstruction of Enis Adams Primary School in Meyers.
The school was destroyed because of the September 2017 hurricanes and is being rebuilt by former majority-owner of Roadtown Wholesale, Peter Haycraft.
The businessman had initially pledged $1 million to rebuild the educational facility but announced today that he plans to fully fund the project.
“Financing is guaranteed right through to the last brick no matter what it costs,” said Haycraft at the groundbreaking ceremony this morning.
He also assured that, like all the buildings he owns in the territory, the new school structure will be resilient to future hurricanes.
Education Minister Myron Walwyn said the new Enis Adams structure represents the new standard of how schools will be built throughout the territory.
“The new model of schools in the territory, including this one, will have access to smart boards and other technology in the classroom, wireless and ethernet access through the institutions, solar energy and other green energy-saving methods, wheelchair access to and throughout buildings at all levels, and buildings that can withstand 185 miles per hour winds and magnitude-four earthquakes,” said Walwyn while giving an address at this morning’s ceremony.
Meanwhile, the new Enis Adams school campus will comprise seven classrooms, two lecture halls, a music room, a principal and guidance counsellor office, a staff room, computer lab, science lab, resource centre, and a multipurpose space, which can serve as the school’s auditorium.
Newton Construction headed by Hesketh Newton will be reconstructing the educational facility.
According to Second District Representative, Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull, the school will be ready for the 2019 academic year.
Premier Dr D Orlando Smith was also present at today’s ceremony and thanked Haycraft for the donation.
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