Pupils and teachers of the Seedlings Pre-School in Soufriere got the scare of a lifetime on Thursday morning when a mango tree came crashing down on the school building.
The president of the Parents Teachers Association there told DNO that the incident occurred at about 9:30 am when only three infants and two teachers were at the school.
No one was injured.
Relating what happened, PTA president Cleviana Jno-Lewis said one of the teachers heard a strange noise and before they knew what was happening there was a loud bang as the tree came crashing down on the school building.
The students and teachers were able to react quickly and escape through a door.
Jno-Lewis said the mango tree was situated outside the school’s perimeter fence and was not seen as a hazard.
The pre-school is the only one serving the communities of Scotts Head, Soufriere and Gallion.
The school’s two teachers take care of 25 infants on a daily basis (excluding weekends)