Old boys drop in
While industrial turmoil was ongoing at Alexandra School last week, two well-known alumni got a chance to give back to the institution.
West Indies players Kirk Edwards and Kemar Roach were guests of the St Peter school last Friday – while more than 30 teachers were off the job protesting the management style of principal Jeff Broomes.
They had accepted an invitation from Broomes to speak to the student body.
Edwards, who recently had a break-out tour of India and was named Barbados captain for this week’s Caribbean Twenty20 tournament, and Roach, the young fiery fast bowler, were given a standing ovation in the school hall after speaking to students.
Both players spoke of the enormous importance of getting an education and focusing on studies, no matter how many obstacles were encountered in school life.
Here, principal Broomes (centre) sharing a light moment with Edwards (right) and Roach.