Cape Town – The sight of three gutted classrooms, a computer lab and library brought some Holy Cross Primary School pupils to tears this morning – only half of them arrived, with counselling being provided.
While classes resumed after 600 pupils had to flee a devastating blaze around lunchtime yesterday, the school will have to rely heavily on donations for it to function effectively again. A teacher was injured while rescuing a Grade R boy hiding behind the door of a burning classroom.
The blaze also destroyed 120 children’s books and backpacks, the feeding scheme kitchen – along with all food, cutlery and crockery to feed 150 children from very poor families every day. Four teachers' laptops were also destroyed....
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