Sainghin-en-Weppes. The Resurrection of St. Mary’s School

After more than a year of work, the new Sainte-Marie school was inaugurated and consecrated this Saturday.



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The Sainte-Marie School was installed in the the same buildings since the end of the 19th century† Despite the successive rehabilitations and modernizations, it was time to move on. Indeed, the toilets were still in the yard and the classrooms were poorly heated…

In January 2021, the imposing building on Rue du Chevalier-de-la-Barre was therefore demolished to make way for modern buildings, built from May 2021. After a 5-year project, the moment of inauguration, Saturday, which was welcomed 250 people, including former students, teachers, directors…

A red maple was donated by Cambium Nurseries at the inauguration.
A red maple was donated by Cambium Nurseries at the inauguration. – VDN

From 11 am the children have introduces the ceremony with a song, then the many personalities thanked. The president of the APEL intervened, then Anne Mairesse, the director of the school, followed by the various partners of the operation, in particular the Organization for the Management of Catholic Education, the Association Foncière de Tourcoing and the Leie (which 71 private institutions, including that of Sainghin) and the Diocese of Lille (with 110,000 students in private schools). Finally, Matthieu Corbillon, the mayor and Sébastien Huyghe, the deputy, concluded the speeches.

A restored statue of the Virgin

At 11:50 am, students and officials dropped a few shovels of soil and water to the beautiful red maple planted for the inauguration and offered by the new nursery in the village: Pépinières Cambium. In the afternoon, the celebration concluded with the blessing of the school and of a statue of the Virgin (restored) presented by a family whose children go to school in Sainte-Marie. It all ended with a reception organized by the construction company for the new school.

The inauguration of the new school took place this Saturday, during the inauguration to which all parents were invited.
The inauguration of the new school took place this Saturday, during the inauguration to which all parents were invited. – VDN

new buildings, for 1.8 million euros, now housing 185 students from kindergarten to CM2 in 8 classrooms (1000m² usable), a playground of 950m² and 500m² of greenery.

There is still some work to be done in order for the school to function fully.in particular the creation of a 40 m² terrace and the development of green spaces in order to obtain the Eco-school label.




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