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Overjoyed! Cecily Rigby-Ewing, another veteran Educator honoured at Oseta Jolly reopening

#Providenciales, Turks and Caicos – December 18, 2020 – Clad in a golden gown for her golden moment, Cecily Rigby-Ewing was delighted to be honoured with an entire department of the Oseta Jolly Primary School being named to honour her years in the classroom.

Government dignitaries including the Karen Malcolm, the Minister of Education; Goldray Ewing, MP for Blue Hills and Sharlene Robinson, Premier of the Turks and Caicos Islnds were among the officials on hand for the opening of the reconstructed school and the naming of the refurbished early childhood wing.

Ministry of Education reopens Oseta Jolly Primary School in Blue Hills on Monday December 14, with Early Childhood Development Centre being named in honour of retired educator, Cecily Rigby-Ewing. Mrs. Rigby-Ewing cuts the ribbon at the ceremony where Premier Sharlene Robinson was also in attendance

It is now called the Cecily Rigby-Ewing Early Childhood Development Centre.

“I am grateful to be granted the privilege to have my name placed on this institution.  As I stand here on the times I’ve spent in the classroom nurturing and imparting knowledge on students of the beautiful by nature country.  I am overjoyed to know that I will be remembered by both students and members of the community and the people of the Turks and Caicos Islands.  I would like the principal and teachers at this school – both present and future – to never forget that I am willing to share my love and knowledge of teaching with anyone that crosses my path.  I challenge the principal and teachers of this great institution to never allow any child that walks through these corridors to feel they are incapable of learning.  It takes a loving hear, passionate instructor and proud individual to encourage students to believe in themselves and remember with hard work and dedication, they (the students) can be anything in life.”

Principal Rachel Handfield cuts the ribbon to reopen Oseta Jolly primary school which had been displaced by the hurricanes of 2017; students and faculty will return to the campus for the first time in January 2021. Sharlene Robinson, TCI Premier and Karen Malcolm, Minister of Education were among dignitaries in attendance for the opening December 14.

The Oseta Jolly Primary school was the worst hit school in the back-to-back blow of hurricanes in 2017; on Monday December 14, the PDM Administration reopened the institution located in Blue Hills, Providenciales in a ribbon cutting and plaque unveiling ceremony.

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