(ZIZ)– Students from Colgate University in New York have teamed up with the Basseterre High School to help spruce up the school.
Principal at Basseterre High, Carlene Henry- Morton said a project of this nature was well needed at the school.
She said, “It’s part of a general enhancement because if people remember last year our school went through some major renovations and repairs and so this is all part of it…part of the grand scheme to make Basseterre High School a very beautiful place where children can come and learn and teachers want to come to work.”
The Associate Director of the Centre for Outreach at Colgate University, Griffin O’Shea told ZIZ News they wanted to show the students that there is more to school than just academics.
He added, “It’s not just about what you’re going to be doing in the classroom or in your academics, that’s very important but a lot of these hands on skills and more so these experiences of meeting people and new cultures and immersing yourself and new cultures…is just as important if not more important than some of the stuff you will learn in the classroom.”
The students from Colgate University will be leaving the island on Saturday January 18th.