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Grammar School gets surprise

Grammar School gets surprise


The St Vincent Grammar School received a surprise delivery on Wednesday afternoon, when businessman Dominic “Nick” Ross showed up with a truck filled with classroom furniture.{{more}}

Headmaster Frank Jones said minutes before the end of the school day, he was sitting in his office when he was informed that a truck loaded with 20 sets of locally made chairs and desks was in the school yard.

Jones told SEARCHLIGHT that Ross had transferred his son Geronimo, a second form student, from the Thomas Saunders Secondary School to the Grammar School at the beginning of the school year.

“When he came to the school, he became aware that we had a bit of challenge with furniture and he promised me that he will provide his child with a set of furniture and that he will also bring a few extra sets for other students.

“Lo and behold, he called and told me that he was on his way and the truck drove in the yard with 20 brand new sets of furniture,” a smiling Jones said.

The delighted Headmaster described Ross’s actions as “a wonderful gesture” and thanked him for the timely donation.

“That is really an encouragement for parents to do whatever they can for the benefit of their school. Because in this era of economic global decline that will inevitably impact on our small economy in St Vincent and the Grenadines; we as citizens need to do things for ourselves to help ourselves,” Jones said.

Ross meanwhile, told SEARCHLIGHT that he saw the school’s need and like any parent, interested in their child’s education, he decided to have the furniture made for the school.

“This principal is a man of passion for children and education and I have that same passion. So, I decided to do this because I want the children to be comfortable while learning,” he stated. (AA)