Sangster school gears up for the big one

Colwood's aging Sangster elementary school is getting revamped with a $2.1 million seismic upgrade.

Aging Sangster elementary school is getting revamped with a $2.1 million seismic upgrade.

Four classrooms, several walls and a portion of the roof will be upgraded. During constructions students will relocated to other areas of the school. The upgrades are set to begin this summer and be complete by October 2013.

“As a father and a teacher, I can say there is nothing more important than having a safe place for students to learn. This upgrade to

Sangster Elementary is part of the most comprehensive school seismic upgrading program ever undertaken in British Columbia and will keep

students safe for generations to come,” said Don McRae, Minister of Education.

The school has the capacity for up to 215 students spanning from kindergarten to Grade 6. The school was built in phases from 1957 to 1973.

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