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Irwin High School Gets Music Laboratory

June 17, 2021

first_imgRelatedIrwin High School Gets Music Laboratory Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail A fully equipped music laboratory was commissioned into service at Irwin High School in St. James, today (July 3).The project was financed by the Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education (CHASE) Fund at a cost of approximately $400,000.Principal of the school, Aldin Bellinfantie, in his remarks, pointed out that the commissioning of the music laboratory was the third such ceremony at the institution over the last year, the other two being an $8.3 million solar system and a $5.1 million computer laboratory.He said that for a school that is just completing four years of existence, it means that a great deal is being done to achieve so much.“Irwin High School’s agenda four years ago was to become a school of choice; we achieved that in three years. We have now set our sights on becoming a school of excellence over the next five years, and we believe that we will accomplish that also in short order,” he said.“With the dedication of staff, with the commitment of our Board and our parents, with the discipline of students, I think those things can be accomplished,” the Principal added.Mr. Bellinfantie pointed out that, included in the first set of students to graduate from that institution in 2007, there was one student, Richard Weddeburn, who received the highest mark in Visual Arts in the island.He noted that the 2008/2009 batch of graduates would be its first set of students to have completed five full years at the school.Meanwhile, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the CHASE Fund, Billy Heaven, said the decision by the Fund to equip the school with the music laboratory was no mistake, as one of its goals is to equip as many schools as possible with a music studio.“This project is merely one of about one thousand projects that we have funded at the CHASE Fund for about $4 billion in our five years of existence ..but this project is one of our flagship projects, it’s the joy and pride of the CHASE Fund,” he said.Mr. Heaven highlighted the willingness of the CHASE Fund to finance any viable project that falls within its ambit, noting that it is getting more competitive for projects to access the funds.Outlining the level of competitiveness for the funds, he said that to every dollar that the CHASE Fund receives today, there are some 15 projects waiting for that one dollar. Irwin High School Gets Music Laboratory UncategorizedJuly 4, 2008center_img RelatedIrwin High School Gets Music Laboratory RelatedIrwin High School Gets Music Laboratorylast_img

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