Classes have been suspended at Leonora Delville Primary in Capoons Bay, due to a freak gust that uprooted school tents that housed students enrolled at the educational institution.
Strong winds caused damage to the temporary school structures on Saturday.
Minister of Education Myron Walwyn said he is hoping primary students living on the western end of Tortola will not be out of school for more than a day.
“We are working to get things rectified at the Leonora Delville Primary School. There will be no school here tomorrow (Monday) but we will be ready for Tuesday, God’s willing,” Walwyn said on social media site, Facebook.
Primary students residing on the western end of Tortola have been housed under tents since Hurricane Irma caused severe damage to the only two primary schools on that end of the island – Isabella Morris Primary and Leonora Delville Primary.
Walwyn said contracts have already been signed to have the original school campuses repaired so students can be moved from under tents.
“We are waiting on material to get key things done,” the education minister said.
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