Graduands of the St. George Primary School are geared towards a brighter future.
Today, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two Mile Hill, St. Michael, the graduating class of 2013 were told by featured speaker Macdonald Fingall that the future belonged not only to them but also to their parents and enslaved ancestors.
“This future that we are talking about right here is a different future than what I and your ancestors knew. Now what was the future for the slaves? It was to be free; now what is your future? Not to be free but to remain free. The slaves built a foundation for you and they built a legacy that you must continue. They made sacrifices and sacrifices do not ever stop,” Fingall told them.
He added that there was not anything that had been achieved which had been done without sacrifice.
Fingall lamented that Barbadians still operated with a slave mentality and that they needed to behave as though they were the best at what they did – be it, song writing, singing or track and field.