The inaugural opening of the Kirk Rattray Computer Laboratory and Library took place recently at Christiana Moravian Primary School in Manchester. This notable occasion recorded yet another inroad into the school’s development.
Representatives of the Rattray’s family, well-wishers of the school, staff, present and past students, the Ministry of Education and community people attended. Also in attendance were the chairman of the school board, Rev. Wayne Reid of the Zorn Moravian Church to which the school is affiliated and other board members. He offered prayers on behalf of the institution and its endeavours.
The occasion saw 26 computers unveiled and presented to the school for the use of its students, staff and community members, who need to access computer services. Windows, doors and other fixtures to the building were unveiled by past students, parents and other well-wishers who made contributions to further expand the school’s growth and development.
Guest Speaker, Mr. Alphansos Davis, senior education advisor in the ministry praised the school for the continued strides to development over the years. He said that using the death of a family member to mitigate for the well-being and progress of future generations is a commendable act which should be noted and lauded. He thanked the family for their thoughtfulness and encouraged them to stay strong.
“Using death to open new doors to advance the education process in the lives of future students of that school which gave birth to, and enhanced Kirk’s educational development was phenomenal,” said Mr Davis.
The school community was admonished to protect and use the computers wisely and carefully as this could change the entire environment around that school.