Use schools’ environs as a tourism tool

first_imgDear Editor,Because most of my time is spent addressing some pending matters which were shelved for some years now, I can’t say for sure what level of progress the Guyana Tourism Industry is making; but I will continue to say to all stakeholders I am aware that it’s no easy task to convince foreigners to head to this destination, and you just have to keep going and fighting harder to accomplish your task.I still do make time to contribute my little bits and pieces from an independent standpoint, but this is very challenging. I believe that, locally, we can improvise in many little ways, with the consultation of experts on preservation of artefacts being one such way. Perhaps we can now consider a different approach, and include schools environs as an option. Of course, the Ministry of Education would need to play a major role, in collaboration with all stakeholders.I thought perhaps artefacts that represent schools from decades ago, especially the ‘British Guiana’ era, could now be displayed in glass showcases, and in this way, we can assist in the preservation of our history. I do possess a historical literature piece of the ‘Bishop’s High School Journal dated September 1958’ which I am making available by way of photo image for education to everyone via your respective newspapers. It has some very interesting data, along with a few photo images and advertisements.Two notable names published in it are as follows: Christobel Deane (Secretary of the Methodist Society at U.C.W.I). Though I am wild-guessing with this name, I believe she was the wife of the late Senior Council Clarence Hughes, and has transitioned.Shirley Field-Ridley (President of the Political Club, and Female Student of the Year 1957-58 at U.C.W.I). This has been a very popular name over the years; quite a lot of persons would agree.Yours faithfully,T Pembertonlast_img read more