$6.8 million for new Parkinson block
PARKINSON Memorial Secondary School has a new $6.8 million classroom block.
The building, which holds 16 classes, was officially opened by Minister of Education Ronald Jones yesterday.
Jones said the new block would ease student accommodation problems but “does not completely eliminate all of the burdens” facing the school.
He reported that other improvements, including an upgrade of the hall, were planned.
“When we are finished with this campus, this will be the jealousy of everybody else,” he told the gathering that included teachers, students and Ministry of Education officials.
Jones urged students to make the best use of the school’s offering and not to damage the facilities.
They should make sure that the school was not defaced, damaged or vandalised, he advised.
He told students to “go to school and learn well”.
They should eliminate “foolish thoughts”, indiscipline and “those things which cannot do you well”, he said. (TY)