A round of thunderous applause during a cramped ceremony in the auditorium of the country’s most populous secondary school signalled students’ approval of an ambitious plan to add a “state of the art recreational facility” and a “modern auditorium space” to the premises.
Minister of Education Michael Browne made announcement at the Princess Margaret School (PMS) on Tuesday as the ministry, the students and the staff marked the completion of the new Technical Vocational Facility.
Browne said, “The first phase of the infrastructural upgrade at the Princess Margret School is complete. In the third phase, we will fence the playing field. Your principal has also articulated a vison for a state of the art recreational facility to include a basketball court, a volleyball court and track and field court.”
Browne said that the third phase of the “infrastructural upgrades” to the PMS would include “an auditorium … where persons can engage in performing arts, music, drama” where the roughly 900 students could “have assembly, graduation and meetings in the world’s best air conditioning”.
PMS’ Principal, Dr Colin Greene told OBSERVER media that before this could happen, the second phase had to be completed. He described a plan to convert the old home economics laboratory block into space “for qualitative teaching” to be used as the new home of the English department.
He added that it will feature “a state of the art media room and additional staffing facilities”. The space of the old home economics block has been freed as the new two-storey Technical Vocational Facility boasts three home economics labs (kitchens).
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