Governor General Sir Elliott Belgrave yesterday reminded the students of the St Bernard’s Primary that their beginning did not have to determine their end.
Making the latest stop in his primary school tour, the Governor General told the students that he too came from humble beginnings, but said he was determined to make something of himself.
“It does not matter where you come, from you can all do great things once you put you mind to it,” he advised.
Making reference to Wednesday’s editorial in Barbados TODAY, which described Sir Elliott as the Governor General of the people, this country’s head of state said he was humbled by the kind words he read.
“It was quite heartwarming to read this article and see all those things written about me. It was a bit lengthy, but the parts that I did read spoke highly of me and I was honoured because I don’t usually see such good things written about me,” he said, while praising the writer of the editorial.
Reading excerpts from the editorial, St Elliott said he agreed wholeheartedly with one part, as he went on to explain that if one child could learn something from each of his visits, he would be glad.
Sir Elliott said it was an honour to visit the rural school, adding that he was blown away by the entertainment package prepared for him.
He was especially pleased with the rendition of The Ash Grove performed by the boys’ choir and the folk song medley performed by the students of Infants A and B.
Students from each class got the opportunity to meet and greet the Governor General following the official ceremony.