Students of the Lodge School who are currently preparing for CXC and CAPE examinations will now be better outfitted following the donation of computer equipment from the Barbados National Oil Company Ltd..
General Manager Winton Gibbs presented three laptop computers and one all-purpose printer to Acting Principal of The Lodge School, Vasco Dash.
The presentation was a thank you gesture from the company to the school for their cooperation during the recent drilling programme where an exploration well was drilled about 300 yards west of the school. The management of The Lodge School permitted the company access to the drilling site via the school’s driveway.
Without compromising safety procedures, senior students were allowed to observe the drilling operations.
“We were heartened by the level of response, their interest and the degree of enthusiasm from the students,” Gibbs said.
In making the presentation, he thanked the management of the school for the assistance and cooperation during the drilling, while Dash thanked the company for the gift, noting that the school was short of computers.
“BNOC is committed to contributing to the development of education, at all levels in the country, having already adopted the Gordon Walters Primary, along with the sponsorship of an annual scholarship that is tenable at the University of the West Indies in the field of Petroleum Engineering or a related discipline,” Gibbs added.