Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Jamaican High school opens new library

Title: Glenmuir High opens new library, resource centre
Source: Jamaica Observer
Date Published: Sunday, June 28, 2009
URL: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/Career/html/20090627T220000-0500_154339_OBS_GLENMUIR_HIGH_OPENS_NEW_LIBRARY__RESOURCE_CENTRE_.asp

"The facility, which began in June 2007, is to benefit the school's population of 2,100, as well as residents of neighbouring communities in the May Pen area. It boasts new rooms for reading, data processing, e-learning, audiovisual lessons and a computer lab. It will also accommodate the school's book rental programme.

"For far too long Glenmuir High School, with its distinguished record of achievement, existed on archaic facilities in some areas and that the staff had not been properly catered for within the context of this school despite their work and effort," said school principal, Clement Radcliffe. "It was during 2002 and 2003 that the school engaged itself in the task of formulating areas of development to be initiated as part of the 45th anniversary of the school. From this initiation, the dream of having a facility of this nature became a reality."


The article reports on the official opening ceremony launching the new school library and resource centre at the Glenmuir High School in Clarendon, Jamaica. In the report, the school principal, Clement Radcliffe provides some background information about the facility and about the rationale behind its construction. Radcliffe also expressed his vision or hope for the library and the impact that it will have on the school and the wider community.

The latter information in the report mentions some of the donors and sponsors behind the funding of the construction of the new facility.

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