MONTEGO BAY – The Roaring River Early Childhood Institution has been selected as the Westmoreland parish project for Labour Day 2013.
The school will see major upgrading of its bathroom facilities, ceiling, as well as the painting of walls and other refurbishing work.
Mayor of Savanna-la-Mar, Councillor Bertel Moore, in welcoming the project, told JIS News that he is expecting to see a large turnout of persons giving valuable service to the school and their community on Labour Day.
For her part, Principal, Lucretia Burt, expressed gratitude that her school was chosen as the parish project, noting that the refurbishing work will lift the morale of the teachers and make learning easier for the 30 students in attendance.
“We are looking forward to have the improvement done on the school, and we are happy that it is the Labour Day project for the parish. It is very important to have a school like this in the community. It is the only school in the community that hosts so many children and the parents are part of the school’s work in progress and their input will be greatly appreciated,” Ms. Burt said.
In the meantime, Mayor Moore informed that there has been a steady stream of persons and organisations who have been registering Labour Day projects with the Westmoreland Parish Council.
The Mayor said that several pedestrian crossings will be painted throughout the parish. This, he said, will aid in the safety of children and other persons on the roadways.
He further informed that a bus shed will be erected on the Llandilo road, in front of the School of Hope, and the team will finish one that was erected last year at the Sheffield All Age School.
“I want to encourage all the residents in the areas that we are doing projects to come out and get involved,” he urged.
“Wherever we do a project, it is for the people of the community, so we want all the communities to get involved wherever we are working on Labour Day,” the Mayor said.
He explained that the projects are geared towards protecting the most vulnerable in the various communities. The theme for Labour Day 2013 is “Lend a Hand…Build our Land.
CONTACT: GARFIELD L. ANGUS