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Bishop Feild students want to go back to their school

Displaced Bishop Feild students (from left) Lily Halley-Green, Gianna Binetta, Georgia Cavanagh, Fiona Cavanagh, Andie Noseworthy and Anna Murphy sit on the steps of Confederation Building displaying the letters they were about to hand deliver to government officials.
Displaced Bishop Feild students (from left) Lily Halley-Green, Gianna Binetta, Georgia Cavanagh, Fiona Cavanagh, Andie Noseworthy and Anna Murphy sit on the steps of Confederation Building displaying the letters they were about to hand deliver to government officials. - Joe Gibbons
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. —

Students from Bishop Feild Elementary School in St. John's hand delivered letters to Al Hawkins (left), minister of education and early childhood development, and Steve Crocker, the province's minister of transportation and works at Confederation Building Monday morning. The students have been displaced from their school for 15 months.
Students from Bishop Feild Elementary School in St. John's hand delivered letters to Al Hawkins (left), minister of education and early childhood development, and Steve Crocker, the province's minister of transportation and works at Confederation Building Monday morning. The students have been displaced from their school for 15 months.

Bishop Feild elementary school students delivered letters to members of the provincial government this morning at Confederation Building.

The children are advocating for a more timely return to their school on Bond Street that was damaged when a section of the gymnasium ceiling fell to the floor in October 2017, forcing students and teachers to take up classes at the former school for the deaf on Topsail Road.

The students have been displaced from the school for over 15 months, taking us residence in the former School for the Deaf on Topsail Road. 

Minister Crocker told the students and their parents that tenders will be announced later this week to complete repairs to the school with plans for students and staff to return there by January 2020. The original timeline was September of this year, but the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District (NLESD) advised parents in a letter earlier this year that repairs would take longer than expected.


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