School celebrates 56 years
Princess Margaret Secondary School in St. Philip celebrated its 56th anniversary today with unexpected but welcomed gifts coming from the Crane Resort and Emerald City Supermarket which are located in the same parish.
Principal of the school Dr Winsmore Butcher said it was appropriate that former head girl Chavonne Phillips give the feature address as she was a training consultant at the Crane which indicated a willingness to provide apprenticeship for students of the school.
Andrew Bynoe later presented a cheque for $2 500 to the school while stating that as a friendly neighbour, his company was prepared to provide apprenticeship training for many of the students.
In his address, Butcher, said the school now has a study body of 972 and a staff complement of 56.
As part of the celebration, there was a Founder’s Day Parade and Route March, as well as performances from dancers at the school. The school’s cadets also marched through neighbouring areas.