St. George’s Day – Commemorating the 166 years of the founding of the institution.
It was an overcast morning but that didn’t stop the students from coming out to celebrate St. George’s Day.
The day started with a Thanksgiving Service in the Holy Trinity Cathedral. There were prayers of thanksgiving, praise dancing and singing to give the Lord thanks for all the blessings, and they were many this year.
This was followed by the now traditional march along South camp Road and North Street to campus completed with a the Eagles Marching band, cheer leading ladies and the mass of Georgians. It is always a thrilling experience for the students particularly those from the lower schools.
There was a flag raising ceremony where the Jamaican and the St. George’s College flags were raised. There was the changing of the guards. The new Head boy Odane Laylor , together with his team were introduced to the student body while the outgoing Head boy Brian Burger and final year student was acknowledged for his service over the present school year.
This was followed the burying of the symbolic ‘Time Capsule’ by the Head Boys. This will be resurrected in 2036 and the message read to the STGC students and family then.
The students were then free to view the numerous tents with displays.
Later on in the afternoon, the day ended with a high energy off campus fete ‘Recharged’ featuring two very popular discos.
So St. George’s College continues the march in fostering national development. With 166 years of history behind the institution, we continue to do all for ‘The Greater Glory of God’.
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