Jeff to make Parkinson the best
Principal of Parkinson Memorial School, Jeff Broomes, appears to be there to stay.
In his first speech day address to the school, having officially taken up duties on January 28, Broomes made the binding “Pinky Pledge” with one of his “new-found daughters” Ramona Clarke in the school hall yesterday.
He said it was a re-enactment of the pledge he had made to a group of students in the yard shortly after he took up duties at the Pine, St Michael school.
Broomes linked his pinky finger with Clarke’s for the “Four P” – public, Parkinson, pinky, pledge. He repeated every sentence of the eight-line pledge after the senior school student.
Even though Broomes was not at the school for the 2011 to 2012 period under review he said it promoted the “virtues of good documentation”, and the importance of a formal structure of continuity within the educational system. He publicly thanked his predecessor Orson Alleyne, who replaced him at Alexandra, for leaving valuable documentation. (YB)