By the beginning of the 2017-2018 new school year, students attending the Anglican High School (AHS) at Tanteen, St. George, are expected to have a brand new facility to conduct recreational activities.
Monday saw the commencement of work on the AHS recreational ground as part of the “Anglican High School 100th Project Inc.,” a venture that is being undertaken by past AHS students.
A sod turning ceremony was held on the site last week Friday to signify the start of work, which will enhance the recreational facility for AHS students, who have over the years managed to dominate in the female division of the premier Intercol games.
According to past AHS student and consultant for the project, Michelle Slinger from Axyl Designs, used tyres will be used to construct a “small retaining wall to lift the flat,” an idea which she said came about to mitigate against flooding in the flat due to heavy rains as a result of “the Tanteen drain flooding and the incredible amount of water that runs of this area from as far as Morne Jaloux.
“So the idea was we would lift the flat of the level that it is and in order to make sure that the mud stays where we put it we will use a tyre retaining wall on the border of the flat,” with assistance from the Solid Waste Management Authority,” she said.
Slinger explained that in addition to the upgraded flat, the long-term dream is to construct two three-story buildings to serve as additional classrooms.
The project, which is being constructed by Allins Andrews Construction, is expected to be completed within the next 13 to 15 weeks and will also comprise spectator sitting capacity and an area for designated parking.
The project is being sponsored by the Fellowship of Saint John Trust Association, the AHS Alumni NY Chapter, Marshall Brothers Construction Ltd., Grenada Solid Waste Management Authority, the AHS Alumni and the Republic Bank Grenada Ltd., whose representative Hermilyn Charles made a $60, 000 contribution towards the flat during last week Thursday’s sod turning ceremony.