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  • Melrose Infant, Primary and Junior High School in Kingston is to benefit from a mini conference room, which is being developed by the Transport Authority (TA).
  • Principal, Jennifer Hylton Lee, said the school welcomed the Transport Authority’s gesture, noting that their input will have a positive impact on the youngsters who “are doing so well.”
  • Another parent, Brian Walker, said the TA’s input will serve to enhance the school’s reputation for producing students who excel academically and otherwise.

Melrose Infant, Primary and Junior High School in Kingston is to benefit from a mini conference room, which is being developed by the Transport Authority (TA).

The work, which got underway on Labour Day (May 23), entails the conversion of an old storeroom at the institution’s Little Kew Road campus, off Lyndhurst Road, into the multi-purpose resource facility.

The room will host meetings for the management, staff and parents, and will also be used to prepare members of the junior schools challenge quiz team. It is expected to be completed over the next few weeks.

Other activities carried out at the school on Labour Day included painting, renovation and general beautification.

Acting Managing Director of the TA, Colonel (Ret’d) Audley Carter, told JIS News that the decision stems from the agency being “very proud of the efforts the school has been making over the years” in advancing the students’ development,

“We believe that anything we can do to help the children in the communities around the school, and beyond, is well worth doing,” he added.

Principal, Jennifer Hylton Lee, said the school welcomed the Transport Authority’s gesture, noting that their input will have a positive impact on the youngsters who “are doing so well.”

Mrs. Hylton Lee said residents of the neighbouring communities are particularly proud of the quiz team, which will participate in the junior schools challenge competition for the second consecutive year in September.

“It lifts them and makes them feel good, knowing that the school and students are a part of them. So, we thank the management and staff of the Transport Authority for coming in to work with the school,” she added.

The parents of three of the students were equally appreciative of the agency’s gesture.

Len Lee, who painted sections of the school’s perimeter wall, described the agency’s involvement as a “wonderful and good move.”

“It is going to benefit the school and community over the short, medium and long term,” he said, while encouraging other entities to lend their support.

Another parent, Brian Walker, said the TA’s input will serve to enhance the school’s reputation for producing students who excel academically and otherwise.

“The school is doing a good job…and that is also the feedback I have picked up from others with whom I have spoken,” he added.

Founded in 1964, the school has 640 students and 45 members of staff.