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Kingstown Gov’t School to celebrate 50th anniversary

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Past students of the Kingstown Government School are planning a series of events to commemorate the school’s 50th anniversary next month.{{more}}

A release from the anniversary committee said efforts are being made to highlight the importance to the nation of the school, also known as the Stoney Ground School.

“Over the years, the Kingstown Government School, though seemingly nondescript, produced a cadre of well-rounded citizens in prominent positions throughout the nation,” the release said.

Included among the events being planned for the school’s Golden Anniversary are a fun walk on Saturday, September 8, 2012, a service of thanksgiving at the Kingstown Methodist Church on Sunday 9, and a tree-planting ceremony on Monday, September 10. An evening of remembrance in honour of headteachers of the school, along with a Fun Day and concert to recollect the games played during the early years, will be held. A lecture will also be held in recognition of the teachers who moulded the students over the years.

The school opened its doors on September 10, 1962, with Durrant Liverpool as its first headteacher. It boasted an initial enrollment of 31 pupils, a figure which grew to 141 by the end of the first week. Over the years, the school has had 16 headteachers. Today, the school is home to more than 500 children, with headteacher Maureen Brackin at the helm.

Past students of the school are encouraged to participate in these events. For more information, they may contact Ruth Knights at 495-9559 or Marcelle Burgin of the 50th Anniversary Committee.

The Kingstown Government continues to educate the nation’s children. “For Fifty Years, Many Made It While KGS Aided It!”

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