The Baroness Patricia Scotland Primary School Unveiled in Vieille Case
The name change took effect following a ceremony in Vieille Case on Monday 14th, December 2015, in honour of the St. Joseph-born Commonwealth Secretary General elect, who has roots in Vieille Case Community.
The Baroness is ending a four-day visit to Dominica.
She said is she “touched” and expressed gratitude for the gesture at the ceremony.
“I come from a long line of resolute Vieille Case Women, but born in St. Joseph. Although my parents took me from Dominica they didn’t take me out of Dominica and it is a huge honour to me that here in Vieille Case, where my whole family are from, it is here that the Vieille Case people and the People of Dominica have chosen to honour me and you could not have given me a greater honour.”
Meantime, Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit challenged students of the Primary School to live up to the achievements of Baroness Scotland.
He said, “Her mother grew up in this constituency just as your parents and grandparents did, they struggled just as your parents are doing now to educate her, and to put her on course for greater things. You are challenged this morning to set your gaze on professional and academic achievements. Dominica is where you were born; the world stage must become your focus.”
Also in attendance was Acting Education Minister, Hon. Kelvar Darroux; other Government officials; Principal of the primary school, Jean-Marie Royer and other members of staff and the student body; Vieille Case Village Council Chairman, Stella LeBlanc; parents, and villagers.
There were various performances and a match past before the unveiling of the plaque, following which Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit officially declared the School’s name changed.