The graduating class of the Gordon Greenidge Primary School was given the honour of a lifetime as they toured the House of Assembly this morning.
The students who toured the august halls with Member of Parliament for St James North Edmund Hinkson thoroughly enjoyed learning the history of Parliament and got the opportunity to sit in the hallowed chamber.
Hinkson told members of the media that the tour was an integral part of the students’ development as they could aspire to become members of the House.
“This is teaching them [they] must aspire to be [at] the top of their career so they can enter these chambers or anything that they chose that is good and great,” he said.
This is the seventh year that Hinkson has taken a graduating class from his constituency on a full day of fun and frolic. This year the students were treated to a tour of Parliament, the Barbados Coast Guard and ended the day with a picnic at Farley Hill.
“It is important, of course, for any Parliamentary representative to be a part of the mentoring and guiding process as the children now move to enter secondary school,” he said.
Hinkson also informed the media that he was also outfitting approximately 100 students in his constituency with uniforms this year as he has partnered with local company Abed’s. (LG)