When the staff and students of the Dover Government School return for the start of the new school year in September, they would be doing so in a safer and a more comfortable environment.
This as the Carriacou Branch of the Grenada Electricity Services (Grenlec) has for the second straight year, won the Companies annual Grenlec Back to school proposal Program.
Head of the Branch in Carriacou Wallace Collins, says that while all schools have needs, the company’s selection board felt that the proposal from the Dover Government school was most demanding at this time.
The project involves the fencing of the school’s playing field to the tune of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000.00) from Grenlec, plus additional support for the Dover School project is also coming from Its Parent Teachers Association and Members of the School’s Past Student Association and well-wishers.
“We recognize the danger of students having to run across the main road to retrieve their ball during a game of either cricket, football or some other sporting activity”. Said Collins.
The wall of over 270 feet long by six feet high had several members of the community playing their part on weekends towards erecting the fence.
“This would be a great transformation for the esthetics of the school’s property and the general safety of the students”. Pointed out Mr. Wallace.
Last year Mr. Collins also won the national bid for an enclosure to be erected to the Hillsborough Government school’s cafeteria.