The schoolhouse of Leisu

Leisu küla, Hiiumaa vald

Leisu school was founded in 1893. The first schoolhouse was situated across the road from the  current one, in the direction of the sea. As the number of students increased over the years, the need  for a bigger schoolhouse arose. Thus, in 1934 the current building was constructed. Leisu school  provided education to the majority of local people for over a century. At different times the school  was either a 3-, 4-, 6- or 7-year-school. At the beginning of the 1990’s there were 5 classes with  altogether 45 students and 5 teachers. From 1969 to 1991 the house did not function as a school, like  several other small village schools Leisu school was closed down. From 1991 to 2003 it functioned as  a school again, this time as Leisu Elementary School. The building is a cultural monument since  1999.

Well-known people like Osvald Tärk, Vaino Väljas, Arder Väli, Ruuben Post, Rein Väljas, Nils  Nilsson, Einar Eistrat, Velfrid Holmberg, Meinhard Holmberg, Rifard Holmberg were students at  Leisu. Throughout its history the school had 18 headmasters and headmistresses.

In 2010 the Leisu Children’s Daycare was established in the former schoolhouse; the building also  functions as the meeting ground for the Agapeäotsa Society and the Association Agapäe Agarad, and  houses a public library and an internet access poin

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