We celebrated the 50th anniversary in the schoolyear 2008-2009. Let’s revise our history a little bit. Long time ago, there were different places to give lessons to children. Boys studied in a place called Biltoki, behind the church, where nowadays teens meet together , and girls use to study in a different site, above the Town Hall, where teachers had also a flat to live.
In about 1952, both, girls and boys, came to a school built in the same place as the one now. That building had only a basement floor, one door in the middle and a classroom at both sides of the door, one for each gender. That school did not last for long because in 1958 there was a national plan for schools and renewed it, as it says in a commemorative plaque in one side wall of the building.
At that time, they built a second floor to school and it took the same appearence as today. The needs were growing and 20 years later they added some extra classrooms in the place between the school and the court.
In 1981, the school changed the teaching language from Spanish to Basque. The little children started in the new one whilst the older ones were studying in theirs until they finished the school time.
Some years later, the village grew and our student number, as well. In the 2008 summer we adecuated the building to get rid of architectonical barriers and to get more classrooms. We started ruling a school canteen at that moment.
At the beginning our school was called ‘Luis Fuentes’, the same as the street name. Later, the street change its name to ‘Abarrategi street’ but the school remained with its name in honour of the businessman who started with the first factory in the village.
In 2017-18 the name of the school became officially ‘Lakuntzako Herri Eskola’ and got involved into a net called ‘Sakanako Herri Eskolak’ with the other public school from the valley,