Two years ago today, June 19, 2021, the West End Primary School Community Family informed the Bermuda Government and the Ministry of Education, via a first Motorcade, that Sandys Parish is unwilling to allow them to close the Iconic West End Primary School.
Its 154 year history, and illustrious legacies spanning all of those years, are far too precious to Sandys Parish, and to our country.
Thousands of tax-paying, voter voices have now repeatedly expressed the same to the Government…including a rejection of the notion to name a rebuilt school at Gilbert Lane West End Primary… via petition signatures; writings in the news media; words spoken to MPs; appeals via public Town Hall meetings; appeals via PTA meetings; a second ROBUST motorcade; strong, very reasoned and very reasonable advocacy… ALL of this arriving on what have clearly been selectively deaf ears, and wills which have remained stubborn, for reasons which are generally incomprehensible…
It is significant that June 19, 2023 happens to also be Bermuda National Heroes Day this year…as the West End Family continues to defend the honour of West End’s fathers, mothers and children, our Sandys Parish s/heroes, dating back to 1869.
Happy U.S. Juneteenth, Bermuda.
We shall have a Town Hall Meeting at West End Primary School soon. We will continue to restate the reasonable wishes of our community, as we continue “Forward Together” with our advocacy… until we are freed from the ill-informed decision made in July, 2021.
The rebuilt school at the 43 Scott’s Hill Road hub will be the appropriate reparations… honouring our foreparents; the best of our Sandys Parish culture; and the awesome legacies of West End Primary School’s students and families.
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