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Mount Pleasant Government School

Mrs. Gertrude Niles the District Educatinal Officer, seen here with her daughter outside of the delightful Mount Pleasant Government School

Water damage occured due to the leaking windows.

Water leaked through the roof and damaged books and flooring

Mt. Pleasant Government school must have commenced somewhere around the early twentieth century for children between the ages of five (5) to fifteen (15) years.

It was a wooden structure which accommodated children of Grand Bay, Mt. Pleasant and the neighbouring villages. Children with the potential for higher education, upon reaching the top classes, were transferred to Dover Model School ( Dover Government School) to complete their education.

Mr. Saamuel Nelson Cox, a native of Carriacou was the first Head Master as they were called in those days. Upon leaving a gentleman named Mr. Louison from Grenada succeeded him. His term, however, was fairly brief. Next came Mr. E. A. Noel, another native who hailed from Mt. Pleasant. He served for a number of years before his successor Mr. David Sylvester from Grenada arrived to fill the position. That was around the year 1942.

During the month of August 1944, the school building was damaged by a storm, so on re-opening of school in September, the children were moved into the house which was then occupied by the Agricultural Officer in the area. At present, the same building is used as the Mount Pleasant Clinic.

In 1945, a new structure was built on the school’s compound, and at the beginning of 1946, the present school was re-opened. From then on, a number of principals have served the school which produced many excellent students. Many became Principals themselves, while some became Doctors, Lawyers, Engineers, Nurses, Teachers, Policemen, Education Officers and even Ministers of Government.

The Mount Pleasant Pre Primary school children receiving their Christmas gifts from the children of Barbados.

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