In homage to its first principal, the Vide Bouteille Secondary School was yesterday, renamed the Patricia D. James Secondary School.
The ceremony, held on school grounds, saw 600 students clad in bright new uniforms welcomed with pomp and ceremony for the start of a new school year.
The re-branding was conceptualized in commemoration of the school`s thirtieth anniversary, and is in tribute to the school`s first principal, Ms Patricia James who dedicated her life to educating the nation`s youth.
Parliamentary representative for Castries (north), Hon. Stephenson King, said: “I am extremely proud of my colleague, Dr. Gale T.C Rigobert, and her team at the Ministry of Education who gave us the support and worked tirelessly to make this day a reality. Today we delivered a completely renovated institution—an investment in our children. As the district representative for Castries, I was pleased to join the students, Miss Patricia James, education officials, parents, principal, staff, and past students for this momentous occasion.
“Congratulations Miss James, and all the best to the current students and staff, and those who will walk through the halls of this great institution in the future.”