Education Minister, Ronald Jones (l) unveiling the sign at the newly built Estwick and Glasgow Auditorium. He is joined by Senator Harcourt Husbands; Member of Parliament for St. John, Mara Thompson; honouree, Owen Estwick (fourth from left) who is standing next to his wife, Merlina Estwick (third from left). Also looking on are Merlyn Glasgow, wife of the late Earl Glasgow (fourth from left) and daughter of the late Earl Glasgow (second from left).
The Lodge School honours alumni trio
Three members of The Lodge School’s alumni can now boast that two buildings at the educational institution bear their names.
The newly built Estwick and Glasgow Auditorium and refurbished The Sam Headley Pavilion were officially named recently during a ceremony at the Society, St. John school.
The auditorium is named after former cricket administrator and Deputy Chairman of The Lodge School’s Board of Management, Owen Estwick, and Former Personal Assistant to the late Prime Minister Errol Barrow, the late Earl Glasgow. Meanwhile, the pavilion carries the name of the school’s first Head Boy of colour and former Permanent Secretary of Defence and Security in the late Prime Minister Errol Barrow’s Office, Major Sam Headley.
Speaking during the proceedings, Principal Winston Dowrich expressed delight that the three gentlemen were selected and honoured by the school. Similar sentiments were echoed
by Chairman of the school’s board of Management, Patterson Cheltenham, QC, who said he was “particularly happy” that the two modern facilities carried the names of alumni.
Cheltenham also shared how the location for the auditorium was decided, revealing that its location was initially “a source of contention”.
He additionally spoke of plans to “continue with the repositioning, re-engaging and redirection of the school.”
Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones, in his remarks stated the day’s “event is a continuation of the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation’s effort to recognise outstanding Barbadians for their years of hard work and dedicated service to the various educational organisations, communities and other noteworthy endeavours.”
He added that honourees were deserving of the recognition they received. He urged members of the student body to adopt the positive attributes each gentleman showcased in their varying
professional spheres. (MG)