The British High Commissioner, Paul Brummell is satisfied with the standard of schooling at the privately run St. Gabriel’s School, Henry’s Lane St. Michael. On a tour today, at the institution this morning, the diplomat said that he was delighted to be invited to St. Gabriel’s as part of their 65th anniversary celebrations.
Additionally, Brummell stated that the school had a very close connection with the British High Commissioner because fives students of the school had parents who work in the mission.
“I have enjoyed every time coming to St. Gabriel’s School, starting in October and when I spoke to the children about St. Gabriel and who he was as a messenger from God, speaking to people and sending various messages,” he said. “[I told them] that is what a school does, it provides messages, it teaches and I think Gabriel is a wonderful name and I congratulate the school on 65 wonderful successful years,” Brummell said.
The highest ranking British diplomat in the Eastern Caribbean said that during his visit the response he received from the pupils of all ages was one of enthusiasm.
“It is quite clear that they are all really enjoying their studies, learning well and learning eagerly [and from my understanding] they performed well in the 11-plus … and now they are going on to their new schools. This school has done a lot in educating a lot of the young minds in Barbados,” Brummell added.
Principal of the school, Carol Vaughan, stated that as part of the school’s anniversary celebrations there were musical presentations by the school band, a short dance piece done by the Class Four students as well as a poem. She added that she was pleased with the outcome of the visit and how welcoming her students were to the high commissioner. (MR)