PARENTS and staff at the Mestre Colom school in Bunyola are chanting together: ‘Ara toca Bunyola. Volem escola nova’ – ‘Now it’s Bunyola’s turn, we want a new school.’
Last weekend, they took advantage of a visit by the Three Kings’ pages to Bunyola to collect letters from the children, and they presented their own wish list via a petition signed by parents, staff and other interested parties. Their request was not only for a new school building for infant and primary, but also one which will accommodate a secondary school, as at present those pupils have to attend a high school outside of Bunyola.
The original school building was built in 1920 and over the last few decades more space was added to accommodate the village’s growing population. However, these additions have not always been satisfactory and two of the newer buildings are not even connected to the original. Access is difficult and parents feel that if ever there were an emergency, the limited access would cause greater difficulties.
A commission has been set up and over the next months, more action is planned.