January 9, 2009
Sis Pat’s science Lab dream happens

Students of the St. Joseph’s Convent Marriaqua have begun the new school term with the realization of the dream of the school’s late principal, Sister Patricia-Ann Douglas.{{more}}

With pleas from officials to take proper care of their new facilities, a new science Laboratory and renovated washrooms were handed over to the school on Monday.

The facilities, built to a cost of EC $882,000, were presented to the school by the Ministry of Education, through the Ministry of Rural Transformation, in conjunction with the office of the Basic Needs Trust Fund(BNTF).

The facilities consist of a modern science Laboratory capable of comfortably seating 28 students, an additional classroom, male and female washrooms with showers, and separate drinking fountains.

The project was designed and supervised by the consulting engineering firm of Glean’s Engineering, of Grenada, and constructed by Union Island Construction Limited.

Officials addressing the handover ceremony included Minister of Education Girlyn Miguel, Minster of Rural Transformation Selmon Walters, School Principal Sister Jacinta Wallace and Consultant Engineer Carlyle Glean.

All used the opportunity to urge students to treat the new wing, as they should other school property, with care and respect.

The new Laboratory is considered a blessing to the school, where students take six science subjects and annually turn out a high percentage pass rate.

Despite constraints with regard to the budget and land space, the new facility has been deemed a state of the art unit, which allows for team and consultative work.

Among other things, the students were urged to maintain their good standards and give back to society well rounded men and women. (JJ)