Parkinson Memorial School Celebrating Half Century

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In celebration of 50 years of existence, the Parkinson Memorial School will host a series of activities from Saturday, February 19 to Saturday, March 19.

??Under the theme Head, Heart, Hand, Onward Ever Upward, the institution, located at Pine East West Boulevard, will begin its celebrations with a cruise on board the MV Harbour Master on February 19, from 5:00 until 9:00 p.m.

On Sunday, February 20, there will be a church service at Sanctuary Empowerment Centre on Country Road from 4:00 p.m. Bishop Marlon Husbands, an old scholar, will officiate.

The following day, Monday, February 21, old scholars will address students at 9:00 a.m. in the school hall.

Tuesday, February 22 is Founders Day and it will be marked by a parade and celebrations involving 50 past cadets. Senior teacher and old scholar, Captain Errol Braithwaite will be the reviewing officer and will deliver the feature address.

On Wednesday, February 23, there will be a Soccerama in the school’s quadrangle, from 10:00 a.m. Later that evening, at 7:00 p.m., a lecture entitled Augustus Rawle Parkinson – Legend, Visionary, Administrator and Educator Extraordinaire, A Look At Early 20th Century Education, will take place in the school hall. It will be delivered by Dr. David Browne, old scholar, historian and principal of Queen’s College.

A career showcase has been planned for Thursday, February 24, in the school hall, beginning at 9:00 a.m. It will be followed by a cricket match at Banks Sports Ground in Wildey at 7:00 p.m. that will pit past against present students.

The school’s sports day, which will be held on Friday, February 25, at the National Stadium, Waterford, will be an occasion for students and teachers to wear the Anniversary T-shirt. It gets under way from 8:30 a.m.

The next day, Saturday, February 26, will be the 50th Anniversary Old Scholars’ Lime in the school’s quadrangle, from 8:00 p.m.

??Activities to mark the 50th anniversary of the Parkinson Memorial School will close with a fun walk from the school to Browne’s Beach, Bay Street on Saturday, March 19. This starts at 6:00 a.m.

Members of the public are invited to attend the various events and learn more about the school’s culture of excellence and innovation.??

jgill@barbados.gov.bb

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