St Catherine school gets technology centre

February 24, 2016

Students at the Bermaddy Primary School in St Catherine now have a state-of-the-art technology centre.

The centre, which has been named The Lynda Bailey Technology Centre, was opened on Monday on the school's compound. It has 18 computers and monitors to assist the students in their lessons.

During the opening of the centre, great words were used to describe the late Lynda Bailey, who taught at the school from 1945 to 1982.

"She was very dedicated and had never taken a vacation leave in her years as a teacher at this institution which she attended," Alecia Facey-Ramsay said.

It was revealed that Bailey was so brilliant that after she left the school, she was offered a position as a pre-trained teacher. Bailey later obtained a teacher's certificate from the Moneague Teachers' College.



Meanwhile, acting head of the school, Donna Thomson, also a former student, said the new computers will assist the school and students greatly.

"I am certain that the content will be taught so as to stimulate the minds of all 184 students here. This is a dream that started years ago and it feels good to have seen it reach this far," Thomson said.



Former student, Superintendent Harry George Daley, said that he remembers 'Miss Bailey' very well.

"I personally honour the name Lynda Bailey as she taught me here. The addition of the centre to the school facility is a dream come true for me," Daley said.

It was the consensus among representatives from of National Commercial Bank, Bank of Nova Scotia and Jamaica National Building Society that it was great to have assisted in the building of the new facility.

Bermaddy Primary started in the 1920s. However, it was in 1933 that it was registered by the Ministry of Education.

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