Public asked to help name new secondary school

New school under construction

Members of the public are being encouraged to play a part in the name of the new secondary school in Tomlinson; an essay competition is ongoing currently.

To participant in the competition, persons should submit a 500-word essay with the name for the school of their choice along with a detailed reason for their selection. The winners will be announced closer to the end of August.

Education Minister Michael Browne during a post-cabinet meeting on Wednesday says the new secondary school is set to be completed in time for the new academic year in September.

It will begin by accepting about 100 first form students.

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  1. Nellie Robinson Secondary School because Dame Nellie Robinson, DC, MBE (1880-1972) was an Antiguan teacher and school founder who was a pioneer in education. She broke down color and class barriers believing all children should have access to learning. As of 2017, she was the only woman to have received the Order of the National Hero from the government of Antigua and Barbuda.

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