Wolmer’s 290th Celebration
The Wolmer’s Trust Group of Schools, the oldest educational institution in the English-speaking Caribbean, is this year celebrating its 290th anniversary with a year-long series of events.
In a release, the Wolmer’s Old Boys Association (WOBA) and Wolmer’s Old Girls Association (WOGA) 290th Committee said a host of events are slated to take place this month in recognition of the institution’s Founder’s Day on May 21.
Among those events are a party on Saturday, May 18, at Club Overtime, located inside the National Housing Trust parking lot in New Kingston, where celebrations will take place alongside the WOBA’s overseas chapters. On Sunday, May 19, at 8 a.m., a service will take place at the Kingston Parish Church, and on Founder’s Day, a special assembly will take place among all schools in the group to mark the milestone.
Come October 26, the WOBA’s annual banquet will get under way at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston, where eight prestigious Wolmerians or contributors who have significantly impacted the history and legacy of the institution will be recognised.
Originally published: http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/news/20190513/wolmers-celebrates-290-years-tradition-excellence-1729