Fourth Annual Speech and Prize Giving 2009

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The fourth annual Prize & Speech Day was held on the 17th November 2009. The role for this years event was ‘The role of the parent in educating the child’. Many dignitaries attended this auspicious event lead by Togbi Akumey-Geli Adjorlolo III, Dufia of Atorkor. Also in attendance were Mr. J.K Adjorlolo, Togbi Avege, Mama Amexleti Dunenyo II, Municipal Director of Education, Mrs. Freda Koasi and others. Special guest of Honor from the U.K was Mr. David Evison. All the people had taken time off their busy schedules to attend.

The precession to the school, from Dufia House, was lead by the drumming of the School Cultural Troupe. Then it was the opening prayer followed by the exchange of greetings and introduction of the invited guests. The pupils performed an excellent selection of poetry which was received well by all attending.

The Headmistresses speech emphasized the need for the parents to take a more active part in their child’s education. She commented on the problems that can occur when teachers, parents and pupils do not work together. Overcrowding is still a big problem for the school and asked for help by all concerned to alleviate this problem.

Togbi Akumey-Geli Adjorlolo III speech also re-iterated the points made by the Headmistress. He was happy to announce that the CBCC, UK had agreed to partner the ADF to build a new 3 classroom block for the school next year. About 16 volunteers from the Chelmsford Baptist Church will be in Atorkor in July to help finish the project. He then presented the awards to the pupils. After, he announced that part of the award for classes 5 to JHS would include a trip to Akosombo and Accra to visit, among other places the University of Ghana.

Another interlude of dancing followed ,by the younger school dancers and produced a magnificent display. There was a presentation of drums to the School Cultural Troupe.

There then was an address by Mr. David Evison on the arrival next year of pupils from the Royal Masonic School for Girls and their upcoming involvement with Atorkor L.A. Basic School. The Royal Masonic School also donated 13 computers to Atorkor L.A Basic School. The day finished with a closing prayer.