In 2014, we adopted the John Mills Infant Primary and Junior High School’s beautification project. The project which had three main pillars of focus looked at the Painting of the school, both the outskirts and inside, a green area project that saw the planting of various plants and flowers and thirdly the cleaning of the school grounds. Also playing an integral role in pulling off the project was the generous Minister of Finance, Dr. the Honourable Peter Phillips who donated not only to the painting of the school but was on hand as a volunteer. Dr Peter Phillips MP painted alongside Monumental Partners’ Creative Director Kahlil Harris, school chairman Mr Hugh Thompson and school principal Bradley Robinson and made quite an excellent team.
The Labour Day Project, for the school located on Retirement Crescent, was well supported by volunteers, which included school staff members, parents, students, Monumental’s employees and members of the nearby community who came out very early to start the day.
“Hopes that projects of this nature will continue throughout the year” from the newly appointed school principal, Bradley Robinson, was quite impressed and excited about Monumental’s contributions to the school, and particularly donations to the John Mills’ school feeding program. General Manager at Monumental, Christopher Goulbourne spoke close to the end of the project and stated: “We are very delighted to participate in this Labour Day Project, this is a team effort and we are pleased with the outcome.” Mr Goulbourne went on to say “The school got a much-needed facelift in terms of painting, cleaning of the grounds and gardening. We still have a lot more to do and I thank everyone for their efforts.”
A sense of achievement concluded the activities of the day as the school was polished with a fresh look of yellow and blue boasting their colours and budding with plants and flowers.