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School plans semi-Olympic-size pool

(Contributed by GT Northeast Academy)

GT Northeast Academy, a sister company of GT Cosmetics, will build a swimming pool that would be half the size of an Olympic-size pool as part of efforts to provide a holistic education.

The school, located in Tayud, Liloan, Cebu, will hold groundbreaking ceremonies for the 25-meter-long and 12-meter-wide pool on Tuesday, January 29.

GT Northeast Academy president Leonora Salvane said they want to encourage their students to pursue sports and also develop safety habits through this new amenity.

“We've seen schools from other countries making swimming as part of their curriculum and we wanted to have it as part of ours also. We are aiming our school to be an international school,” Salvane said.

Other existing state-of-the-art facilities in the 5,500-square-meter school compound are fully air-conditioned classrooms with LCD projectors and students’ cubby holes/lockers, library, clinic, laboratories (TLE, Science, and Computer), dance studio, music room, chapel, gymnasium, canteen and parents’ lounge.

Closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras provide 24- hour security and the transport service with three air-conditioned carpooling system provide convenience and comfort to students’ travel from home to school and vice versa.

Bridging the school closer to home, parents can access easy communication through Classemo, a school management system.

GT Northeast Academy, which started operations in June 2014, was conceived out of the ardent passion and advocacy for education by Salvane and her husband Rogelio Salvane, Sr.

GT stands for God’s talent. The school offers pre-school, grade school, junior high school and senior high school programs. (PR)

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