March 24, 2005
‘A gift of music’

At a time when the Richmond Hill Primary School has been earmarked for upgrading to a secondary institution, that school has been the recipient of near $10,000 worth of musical instruments.{{more}}

The equipment, handed over before a seemingly bewildered group of infants, include tambourines, two keyboards, four acoustic guitars a quantity of music stands, three clarinets and thirty recorders.

Making the delivery to an excited principal Yvette Bowens was Pat Commissiong from the British High Commission. Commission explained that the gift came from funds from the British Department for International Development Small Grant Scheme. She noted that it comes at a time when similar allocations are being curtailed in preference for countries of Africa and Eastern Europe.

Bowens, on the other hand, said the donation was ideal, as the most valuable resource of a country was its human resource.

Also witnessing the handing over ceremony was senior education officer Dr. Alson Jack who expressed his ministry’s gratitude for the donation of music. He said that music education is fundamental to the development of a student.