The Springer Memorial Secondary School. (Photograph courtesy of the Media Resource Department)

Springer Memorial Secondary School will tomorrow, Friday, May 5, launch a new initiative on its compound at Government Hill, St. Michael, from 10:00 a.m.

Dubbed Springer on Track, it will focus on six components: Agricultural Science, Cosmetology, Archery, Physical Education, Entrepreneurship and the Resource Room.

The school, which was gifted with a plot of land, is about to develop this for the advancement of the institution’s programmes in agricultural science and physical education.

The new setup will, among other things, comprise a modernised green house and an agricultural area that meets CAPE and occupational health and safety standards.

There will also be a 200m training track designed to accommodate local and international athletes and ease the burden placed on the national system.

Member of the  Springer on Track committee, Allison Murray, in providing the rationale behind the project, said the school was aiming to raise $250,000, and would seek to achieve this through different drives. These will include raffles, community projects and a family fair.

“We want the general public to know the good things that are happening here at Springer.  So, we will be showcasing on May 5, our efforts at entrepreneurship, physical education, archery, cosmetology, agricultural science, and what happens in our resource room,” she said.

Deputy Principal, Mitchelle Maxwell; team leader of the project, Shontelle Richards; and teacher and performer, Ian Webster, will direct the events throughout the day.

Officials from the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, as well as the Chief Executive Officer of the National Sports Council, Jerry Blenman, will be in attendance.

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