MONDAY, JUNE 11: Earlier today, Minister of Education Dame Jennifer Smith announced another donor in the Adopt-A-School programme.
Dame Jennifer’s remarks:
Once again I am delighted to announce yet another addition to our Adopt-A-School programme.
Today, we are here to celebrate the adoption of Purvis Primary, by Lt. Col. David A. Burch, OBE, ED, JP.
Ladies and gentlemen, Col. Burch is no stranger to public service as you all know, having served the Government in numerous Ministerial capacities.
And today, this demonstration of his commitment to our young people is just another extension of his selfless public service.
Col. your act of generosity for the students of Purvis Primary will have a far reaching effect on this school, and it gives me great pleasure to publicly thank you for your contribution.
Ladies and gentlemen, to date the Adopt-A-School programme has raised over $180,000 for repairs and services for more than a dozen of the Island’s public schools.
The initiative allows principals, teachers and students to get on with the job of teaching and learning, without worrying about maintenance or repairs or even supplies.
Col. Burch, on behalf of the Ministry of Education and Purvis Primary School, I am pleased to present you with this Certificate in recognition of your contribution to our students.