JO - British soldiers refurbish Spice Grove Basic School
British soldiers refurbish Spice Grove Basic School
Career & Education
Sunday, June 25, 2006
SOLDIERS from B Company of the 1st Battalion Royal Irish Regiment (1 R IRISH) have undertaken a community project at Spice Grove Basic School in Fairy Hill, Portland.
Under the project, which was funded through a grant from the British High Commission, large areas of the school and its grounds were refurbished and restored.
Note: The "British High Commission" is what the U.K. has instead of an embassy when its being represented in a fellow Commonwealth country.
The dining area was extended, a new kitchen fitted and extensive re-wiring and re-plumbing work completed. The soldiers also repainted the school's interior as well as external areas.
A team has worked at the school every day since the soldiers arrived in Port Antonio to that ensure the project was completed on time.
The 1 R IRISH contingent has been based at Tichfield Camp, Port Antonio, for a month, as part of Exercise Red Stripe, a reciprocal training programme with the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF).