A SCANDINAVIAN school in a commercial centre Orihuela Costa has been closed by the Town Hall.
This is because it did not have a license and did not comply with security and hygiene standards necessary for this type of institution. “The classrooms where converted shop spaces and the street the terrace area and a nearby bar the playground,” said Education Councillor Rosa Martinez.
Some 60 children aged between six and 12 attended the school, located in Urbanization Laguna II El Horizonte, according to Town Planning Councillor Antonio Zapata.
The students, from Sweden, Norway and Finland, have been relocated to other schools. The situation came to the Town Hall’s attention following the complaint of a resident over the noise of the children playing in the street. It seems that this school has been operating since 2001, according Ms Martinez.
The reason it had not been closed in all that time is because the previous government “did nothing” to control whether businesses opening in the municipality had a license, according to the Town Hall. The Town Hall’s new governing team is now beginning to control these activities. “We want to eliminate all types of activities that put people in danger, especially children,” said Mr Zapata.
By Nicole Hallett