Jaux. A Benevolent Beech School yurt destroyed after being struck by lightning

Jaux. A Benevolent Beech School yurt destroyed after being struck by lightning

One of the 4 yurts of the alternative private school in Jaux (Oise) was destroyed in a fire after a lightning strike on Sunday June 19. – Photo: Benevolent Beech School / Facebook.

Lightning struck in the town of Jaux, near Compiègne, on Sunday June 19. Lightning struck a benevolent beech school yurt, causing a fire. “Lightning struck around 11 p.m.confirms Betty Kowalski, director of this private establishment. “The farmer who lives next door tried to put out the fire. He finally called the fire department.»

But the affected yurt was completely destroyed by the flames. “It was a multi-purpose yurt”, continues Betty Kowalski. “It contained equipment: chairs, tables, disguises, board games, musical instruments or creative hobbies…»

A loaned room?

The Benevolent Beech school in Jaux is a private school without contract created in 2015. It welcomes children from 3 to 18 years old in the middle of nature. Classes and different activities are provided in 4 yurts using alternative pedagogies. The destruction of this shelter has a negative impact on the activity of the school.

We asked the town hall of Jaux if it was possible to lend us a room to end the yearadds the head of the school. We normally end on July 3. It would be a shame to stop now, so suddenly…»

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