On Friday, May 17th, a few days shy of the The Wolmer’s Trust schools 290th anniversary, the Governor General Sir Patrick Allen declared Wolmer’s Day by proclamation at King’s House. May 21 will be officially recognized as Wolmer’s Day in Jamaica.
The Governor General hailed the Wolmer’s trust schools – Wolmer’s Boys’ Wolmer’s Girls and Wolmer’s Prep – as being
among the most distinguished educational institutions in the island, recognised not only for longevity but also for sustained excellence in academics, sports and creative arts.
The proclamation also applauded the schools for producing
outstanding sons and daughters of Jamaica in many fields.
They include former head of state Sir Florizel Glasspole, the third and longest-serving governor general of Jamaica and a former minister of education; former Prime Minister Edward Seaga, one of Jamaica’s longest-serving parliamentarians; Amy Jacques Garvey, journalist, publisher and activist; Avis Henriques in business and voluntarism; and Dr Phyllis McPherson Russell in public service and the teaching of mathematics.