Students take special walk down memory lane
July 2, 2010
Students take special walk down memory lane

Hugs, handshakes and smiles were in abundance on Tuesday, as past and present students as well as teachers of the School for Children with Special Needs met for a ‘walk down memory lane’.{{more}}

In what could be considered a reunion of sorts, more than 25 past students of the school were welcomed back to their alma mater for a day of treats and entertainment at the Wilson Hill institution, which is celebrating its 35th year of existence.

Students who had not been on the compound in as many as 12 years were reunited with old classmates and were given a tour of the refurbished compound, entertained by present students with songs and games and treated with food, gifts and medals.

Principal of the school, Naseem Smith Williams, said that the decision to have a past students’ appreciation day was not only a part of their 35th anniversary celebrations but also a means of bridging the gap between past and present students and meeting old friends.

Accompanied by some parents, the students themselves indulged in singing, dancing and playing a number of games, some of the activities that they were involved in as students.

Smith-Williams indicated that the school has come a long way from when most of the past students attended.

She highlighted the fact that current students are now involved in activities such as agricultural science and photography, and now have the use of their very own library and computer laboratory.