The Commemorative Broken Trident stopped in on another educational institution yesterday – the Barbados Community College.
Students dressed in national colours gathered along the college’s entrance to welcome members of the Cadet Corps as they marched to the Liberal Arts Auditorium where the trident was displayed.
Principal Dr Ian Austin, who received the symbol, told Barbados TODAY “the trident being here is a symbolic and significant event in the history and life of this community college and it allows us also to begin to think about the next 50 years of Barbados.”
The BCC is just two years shy of its own golden anniversary, having played a key role in the growth and development of the island. The principal noted that through shaping the minds of young people, the college had helped create independent and self-defining citizens.
Of Barbados’ upcoming 50th Anniversary of Independence, Austin said: “It allows us to commemorate
a historic moment in time, but equally important it also allows us to look to the future and explore the possibilities as a people.”
Looking to the next half century, he assured that the BCC would work in sync with the aspirations of the nation and its citizens. He said plans to celebrate the college’s 50th year in operation will commence after Barbados’ golden jubilee.
Students and staff were entertained at today’s ceremony by performances in music, poetry, spoken word, dance and drama.