Traumatised and injured Belgian children given option to follow lessons online
Friday, 16 March 2012
Following the horrific bus accident in Switzerland last Tuesday which claimed the lives of 22 Belgian school children, 4 teaching staff and 2 bus chauffeurs, Pascal Smet, the Flemish Minister for Education announced a number of initiatives to support the affected schools. Injured and traumatised children in the two schools, one in Heverlee nearby Leuven and the other in Lommel, will be given the option to follow their classes online via a webcam in the context of the Bednet initiative which supports the education of chronically sick children in Belgium.
Both schools will also have a number of additional staff assigned to them including a full-time psychologist to help the whole school community overcome the effects of this tragedy.