The founding fathers within our communities have established what I would call, “landmarks.” In the case of the New Winthorpes community, we have the health clinic, primary school, and church. We should not allow any administration to close down these landmarks, but rather to expect them to constantly be refurbishing them for the benefit of the community.
We have shown our commonality for wanting the restoration of the public clinic on their priority list. For too long now our communities have been at the back burner of the Public Works road programme, and the Ministry of Education school list.
The planners need to revisit the New Winthorpes Primary School and note the damage to chairs, tables, and book cupboards that the educators have been shuffling around every day. The facilities within the school need to be upgraded and fully computerized so that educators could be more efficient at what they do best.
The New Winthorpes Primary School needs a library building to better equip our children with their research. At this period of our development, students need a learning center where they could gather information through the use of computers and the World Wide Web.
There is enough land space for a building to be erected on the school compound, and that should be on the priority list. It could be a small building that could accommodate students of one classroom at any time.
Most homes in the communities do not have computers for those children to do their assignments. I want to believe that if the Board of Education and the Ministry of Public Works want to help the children of New Winthorpes Primary School.
This is the time for them to provide our children with every academic tool to compete in a wider society. If they could equip just one primary school with the necessary academic tools, which would encourage teacher to give their best, they would have further developed another fraction of our society.