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School gets news tools

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A NEW SCHOOL YEAR, a new principal, and new equipment too.

That’s what is in store for the students at St George Secondary School, particularly those doing the home economics programme.

The students will have new hand mixers, blenders, irons and more for use in developing their skills. In total, the equipment which was recently donated by Roberts Manufacturing, cost just over $1 000.

Shari Green, Roberts’ senior marketing representative, explained the initiative was part of the company’s 70th anniversary celebrations, in which they were reaching out to organisations and schools within their community.

She said the company had identified St George Secondary as a school in their general proximity and contacted officials there to find out their needs.

“They said they needed small appliances so we donated a microwave, toaster oven, knife carving sets and other things,” said Green. All of the items are top brands from their sister company Massy Stores Home.

On receiving the donation, acting deputy principal Clyde Collymore said the items would be of tremendous benefit to the Home Economics Department as they would provide the students with greater hands-on experience in the given subject areas. 

“They will also replace items that have become obsolete since they will be more modern equipment. Students will have greater exposure to the type of equipment used in the industry as they enter the world of work, especially through our school-to-work programme,” Collymore added.

The donation was Roberts’ third to a school as part of their anniversary celebrations. Previously the company donated a stove to the Thelma Vaughan Children’s Home and paint and paint supplies to St Matthew’s Primary.