GUANGZHOU, June 2 (Xinhua) -- More than 500 students
and teachers of a middle school at the epicenter of China's May 12 earthquake
have moved in a mobile school and resumed classes.
Construction workers from Guangdong Province have
erected 6,800square meters of steel-framed temporary buildings in Wenchuan
County, Sichuan Province.
The new school building will allow more than 300
students preparing for the upcoming college entrance exam and 200 others in
lower grades of Weizhou Middle School to resume studies.
The new school has 35 classrooms, 145 dormitories and
10 teachers offices and is resistant to water, fire, heat and earthquakes, the
The students and teachers observed a national flag
raising ceremony on Monday morning in the playground of the new school and sang
the national anthem.
As soon as the music ended, someone from the crowd
shouted "Long live the motherland", which was immediately echoed by all the
The school was the first to resume normal classes in
Wenchuan, where 14,000 students still have no place to study after the 8.0
magnitude earthquake destroyed most of the teaching buildings, said Hu Zhengan,
director of the county's education bureau.
The official had called upon neighboring regions to
accommodate more of the students.
Before the quake, the county had more than 15,000
students and 1,302 teachers, but 374 students and 28 teachers were killed on May
Hu wished neighboring provinces could follow
Guangdong's efforts in building mobile schools or host some of the students to
ensure their studies would not be interrupted for too long.
report: Reconstruction After