Ground was broken for the facility on December 8, and it is expected to be ready for the beginning of the Easter school term on January 4.
Addressing the ceremony, President of the Hotel’s Staff Association, Leroy Peart, said the group identified the need at the school and regarded it as their corporate responsibility.
“We had made the decision to move quickly and so will be committing to have the pedestrian shelter constructed before the opening of the next school term,” he said.
For his part, Mayor of Lucea, Councillor Wynter McIntosh, commended the Grand Palladium Staff Association for the kind gesture, noting that in time, it will become “a marvelous” landmark for the school and the community.
“As Mayor of Lucea and Chairman of the Hanover Parish Council, I will ensure that all fees in relation to the construction will be waived. I therefore ask members of the community to assist the school in taking the best care of this facility,” Mayor McIntosh said.
Principal of the institution, Mrs. Anthonette Wright, thanked all those responsible for the facility, which is expected to provide her students with added protection from the sun and rain.