Girls’ High School launches celebrations
May 7, 2010
Girls’ High School launches celebrations

The launch of the Girls’ High School centenary celebrations takes place this weekend with a series of events.{{more}}

Today, Friday, May 7, approximately 200 past and present students are taking part in a torch relay from Richmond on the Leeward coast and Fancy in North Windward to the school gates.

Yesterday, one of torches travelled through the Grenadines, making stops on Union Island, Canouan, Mustique and Bequia. That torch was handed over to Linda Allen, the past student who began the relay at 6:00 a.m. at Richmond this morning.

The torches are scheduled to get to the school gates at 2:30 p.m., where a celebration is expected to take place.

Tomorrow, Saturday, May 8, will see the commencement of the year-long lecture series. Dr. Peggy Gibbs Antrobus, a graduate of the class of 1953, will deliver the first lecture on the topic: “Contexts: 1911-2011-remembering the past reflecting on the present, imagining the future.” The lecture will be held at the Methodist Church Hall in Kingstown beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Past and present students will attend church on Saturday, May 8, and Sunday, May 9, wearing school uniforms or school colours.

On the afternoon of Sunday, May 9, a centenary Tea and Mother/Daughter Pageant will be held at the Girls’ High School compound, beginning at 3:30 p.m.

The Girls’ High School will 100 years old on May 8, 2011.