Governor visits John Gray High School

| 26/06/2019
CNS Local Life
Governor Martyn Roper and Principal Jonathan Clark at John Gray High School’s end-of-year assembly

(CNS Local Life): Governor Martyn Roper recently attended the John Gray High School end-of-year assembly and toured the new state-of-the-art gymnasium, the venue for the event, which doubles as the George Town emergency shelter. During the assembly, held Monday, 24 June, the school band performed and Roper spoke to the children about “growth mindset” something which the school encourages in students.

The governor also congratulated Deputy Principal Jane Kelly on her retirement after 35 years’ service to the school, stated a press release. 

Principal Jonathan Clark spoke about the plans for the new school development and showed Roper the construction that has already begun. The new premises will increase the George Town shelter capacity.

This year, the John Gray and Clifton Hunter emergency shelters will also offer pet facilities for the first time. People can bring their dogs and cats along in an emergency to be housed in a separate area to the main shelter.

“I was really pleased to tie in the visit to the John Gray emergency shelter with attendance at the school assembly,” Roper said in the release. “There was a fantastic atmosphere about the place – helped I’m sure with the end-of-term excitement. I was really impressed by the principal’s vision for the school.

“The school band put on a fantastic show and I was even persuaded to do an impromptu steel pan performance. As a shelter and a facility for the students the John Gray gymnasium is really impressive.”

As for the pet facilities at the two school shelters, the governor said, “It’s really important that we reduce the risk of people staying at home with pets when they really should be in a shelter for safety.”

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