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Reunion week approaching for Alexandra 1980s group


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Long-time friends, teachers and those from the 1980s era of the Alexandra School are gearing up for a reunion week filled with memories of the old school ties.

It will run from August 19 starting with a church service and a picnic and conclude on August 25 with a cocktail event.

The reunion is an effort by the hundreds of old scholars to stay in contact and create a greater bond of friendship among those who entered Alexandra during the decade of the 1980s.

Sheryl Griffith, president of the Alexandra School Alumni Association chapter in Toronto, Canada, and a 1980s graduate explained that the special reunion is an opportunity for many of the former students who live overseas to also return home and reconnect with their friends.

Many of them are already among the 100 persons connected via a Whatsapp chat created by Griffith after a visit to the island in August 2017. From the group, a small committee was formed to organise the activities for this month which coincides with the significant milestone of 50 years for some members.

The August 19 service takes place at St Peter’s Parish Church at 9:15 a.m. followed by a picnic at Farley Hill National Park from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.   

On Wednesday, August 22, 2018, there will be an island tour with Island Safari Barbados which is about five-and-a-half hours long and includes lunch.  

The week will culminate with cocktails at the Bagatelle Great House on August 25 from 6:30 p.m. This event will be an opportunity for attendees to mix and mingle and ‘shake a leg’ to DJ music. 

A special invitation is extended to former Alexandra School students, friends, relatives and current and past teachers to join in this week of celebrations.

Interested persons can contact committee members at 823-3435 or at 233-8776 no later than, Monday August 13, 2018 to reserve your bookings. (PR)



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