‘Old boys’ give back

Photo courtesy Antigua Grammar School

Photo courtesy Antigua Grammar School

The Antigua Grammar School was the recipient of a gift from a group of old boys.

The effort, spearheaded by ‘old boy’ Don Charles saw a group of past students pooling their resources to donate an entire public address system to the school, comprising of an amplifier and speakers with tripods.

Charles said the gift was the culmination of an effort that started with the previous principal Myrna Isaac, who identified the PA system as one of the school’s needs.

Along with Charles were old boys and representatives of the donor group, Junior Minister in the Ministry of Sports, Colin James and Political Leader of the United Progressive Party Harold Lovell.

Addressing the school, James encouraged the boys to enjoy their school days and to work hard so that one day they could be the ones giving back to the next generation of Grammarians.

Lovell expressed gratitude to the AGS for shaping his formative years, and also exhorted the student body to try to live up to the reputation of a school built on the fantastic performances of the old boys.

Albert Collins of the Collins Centre also presented a gift of three clocks to be used in the exam rooms during the upcoming CSEC exams. Collins told the Form five students that clocks are a reminder that time is precious.

Principal Samuel Roberts thanked all the donors for their generous gifts. Roberts said that he looks forward to the continuation of this partnership and invited other old boys to get on board and contribute in any way they can to the next generation of Grammarians.

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