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Harrington Sound building closed, classes on

Harrington Sound School will be closed tomorrow for cleaning and maintenance — although the Government says no further evidence of bird mites has been located.

Freddie Evans, commissioner of education, said in a statement: “We are notifying parents of the decision to close the building tomorrow.

“We do have a school wide plan for students for tomorrow. We are asking all students to meet their teachers at Albouy's Point Park in Hamilton for 8.30am where registration will be taken. Students should be in their school uniform.

“Students and their teachers will travel by ferry to Dockyard for the day. Parents are to pick up their students from Albouy's Point Park between 2.30pm — 3.00pm (no later than 3.30pm).”

Further updates will be shared with parents and notices will be posted on www.gov.bm.

Harrington Sound School was closed for two days earlier this month after an infestation of bird mites — parasitic insects that live on birds — was located at the school, caused by birds nesting in the roof space.

While the building was cleared of birds and mites, and government said that reports had found no further evidence of bird mites, parents alleged that their children were still coming home with insect bites.

Government announced yesterday that the Department of Works and Engineering, together with the building manager, have developed an “aggressive plan” to address the open access points for bird entry into the school with work beginning today and expected to be concluded by June 2.

(Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

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Published May 25, 2017 at 6:53 pm (Updated May 25, 2017 at 7:53 pm)

Harrington Sound building closed, classes on

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