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The Holy Trinity School in Barbuda marked a major milestone – the 100th anniversary of its founding, and it was a celebration to remember!
The festivities kicked off with a grand thanksgiving service last Friday, attended by the Governor General, Sir Rodney Williams, and Education Minister, Daryll Matthew, among other distinguished guests. The school, which was established by the Anglican Church and named after the Holy Trinity Church in Codrington, pulled out all the stops to commemorate the occasion.
From an art and craft exhibition sponsored by the B-Foundation, a group of Barbudans in the diaspora, to an incredible social event where senior members of the community shared their fond memories of their time at the school, it was a party like no other! Attendees were treated to the famous ‘bun and cheese’ delicacy, while Team Buda provided T-shirts for all the events. .
According to the acting principal, Michael Francois, Holy Trinity currently has 166 students on its roll, from kindergarten to Grade 6.
Historically, the school was the only educational institution on the island, and even had a secondary school section. However, since the establishment of the Sir McChesney George Secondary School in 2005, it has reverted to being a primary school.
At the Thanksgiving ceremony, Sir Rodney Williams lauded the school’s pivotal role in educating the people of Barbuda over the years, and its contribution to shaping generations of individuals who have gone on to make a significant impact, not just locally, but globally. In his words,
“The alumni of Holy Trinity have left an indelible mark on the nation of Antigua and Barbuda”. The Governor General praised the school’s commitment to holistic education, evident not only in academic achievements but also in its engagement with the community.
Other notable speakers at the event included Parliamentary Representative, Trevor Walker, Director of Education, Clare Browne, and former principal, John Mussington. Overall, the Holy Trinity School’s 100th anniversary celebration was a resounding success, a testament to its rich legacy and commitment to excellence.