By Neto Baptiste
The faculty, students and staff of the Princess Margaret School (PMS) will celebrate their successful athletes during a grand celebration today on the school’s compound.
This was revealed by Principal Colin Greene who said a number musical acts and talents will be on show throughout the celebration as they pay tribute to both their track and field athletes and their junior basketball players who had earlier won their division in the schools’ basketball competition.
“It’s hype; really hype. The party starts tomorrow [Friday] because we had to give ourselves some time to organise it properly, so we will be having a victory concert. We have some top performers who will be coming in with music of all genres and fire-dancing and all sort of things. So, it’s going to be a quality line-up. It starts at nine in the morning with our photo shoots and then we go into the celebratory moments. It’s not only track and field we will be celebrating … our junior basketball boys as well, as they won out in their competition,” he said.
PMS won both the boys’ and girls’ divisions of the Inter-schools Track & Field Championships held at the YASCO Sports Complex last weekend.
They amassed a total of 302 points in the boys’ category to dominate second placed Ottos Comprehensive School (OCS) who finished second with 124 points, and Clare Hall Secondary School (CHSS) in third with 88 points.
PMS then amassed 310 points to take the girls’ category ahead of OCS with 136 points, while All Saints Secondary School (ASSS) finished third with 60 points.
Greene said his students were motivated to keep the PMS legacy intact.
“I guess a great part of it is legacy and a sense of pride in themselves and in the institution. We also tend to give really good support, as much as we can within our resources, to assist students as much as possible. When they do well the school attempts to celebrate them with a passion and I think it rubs off, so it’s a culture that has been long established in the schools,” he said.
Today’s celebration at the school is slated to start at 9am and will continue all day.