CP receives Broken Trident
Wed, 03/16/2016 - 12:00am
Coleridge and Parry School welcomed the Commemorative Broken Trident yesterday.
Sir Lloyd Erskine Sandiford, former Prime Minister of Barbados and Old Scholar of the Ashton Hall School, alongside Head girl, Kiara Goodridge, received the symbolic Broken Trident – which commemorates the 50th anniversary of Barbados’ Independence – from St Peter Parish Ambassador Jason Moore, during a ceremony held at the school’s Joseph S. Yearwood Hall.
Former Principal of CP, Senator Alwin Adams said the school was not chosen by chance to receive the Broken Trident. He explained to students that the school was chosen because of its unique features and what it has offered this country.
“No other school in Barbados has the distinction of being founded by two Lord Bishops – William Hart Coleridge and Thomas Parry. We should also note that the school lived up to its Christian traditions and indeed the first black Barbadian Bishop, Rufus Brome, is a product of this school. In addition, we sent off to the Windward Islands, Lord Bishop Sehon Goodridge, who is also a product of this school.
“This great school has given to this great nation some of its most illustrious citizens. Prime Minister Sir Lloyd Erskine Sandiford was succeeded by the Rt. Hon. Prime Minister Owen Arthur. Governor General Sir Clifford Husbands was followed by Governor General Sir Elliott Belgrave and the Governor of the Central Bank, Calvin Springer, he preceded another Governor, Winston Cox – all products of this school,” he highlighted.
“This country school in the north of this nation has painstakingly earned the reputation of being one of the chief nurseries of our Statesmen and outstanding citizens.”
Senator Adams, an Old Scholar, also observed that the expansion of education is what separates Barbados from the rest of the Caribbean.
“Before the Independence period, Barbados was indeed among the poorest of the Caribbean islands, but because of the thrust in education – indeed the very first action taken by the first black government in Barbados was a rapid expansion in education … We have to remember that with the expansion of education came improvements in the socio-economic life of all Barbadians.”