Back to school surprise
5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010 – Three of the Garrison Secondary School’s outstanding products returned to the classroom earlier today.
It was a surprise visit for the principal, staff and students when Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs Christopher Sinckler, Minister of Housing, Lands, Urban and Rural Development Michael Lashley, and Chairman of the Garrison Secondary School Board and Attorney at Law Junior Allsopp turned up and toured the school with Principal Matthew Farley.
The three visited their old classrooms, greeted former teachers and reminisced on their time spent at the educational institution.
“We appreciate the education we got here without it we would not be where we are” said Sinckler as he encouraged the students to “do better and surpass our efforts”. He urged the students to work hard.
Farley says: “The Garrison School is always proud of its tradition of excellence. Today is a confirmation that the Garrison is on the verge of a new educational frontier”.
The principal says there are plans to draw on the successes of the past students to impress upon the current students that they too can be successful in their endeavours.
“There are a whole set of scholars who have passed through these doors and we will be drawing on this tradition of excellence. As time goes on we want to celebrate the success of our past students”.