Charles F. Broome looking to musical excellence following CIBC FirstCaribbean donation

Charles F. Broome Memorial Primary School, well known for academic distinction, is on a mission to add musical excellence to its list of accomplishments.

The school recently took a first step in that direction with the formation of a boys’ choir, and now with the recent donation of wind instruments by CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank, they have started a school band as a complement to their vocalists.

Charles F. Broome’s music programme was bolstered recently with the presentation of instruments from CIBC FirstCaribbean, represented by a team led by Lynda Goodridge, Director, Regional Operations (Barbados); (fifth from left). The school, represented by (from right) Sargeant Andrew Lynch, Musical Director; Louis Griffith, Principal (Acting); and Ayo Burrowes, PTA President, is determined to make the band a success. Also attending was Alwyn Walker, Senior Education Officer, Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (left).

Joining with Acting Principal Mr. Louis Griffith to officially declare the musical programme underway, Mrs. Lynda Goodridge, Director, Regional Operations (Barbados) for CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank said it was a pleasure to be making the presentation of musical instruments to the school.

Ms. Goodridge noted that the bank’s Marketing Department partnered with the Business Centre to make the donation to the school under the Bank’s Adopt-A-Cause programme; “This programme enables our branches to support worthy causes within the community while encouraging our staff to volunteer their time in order to make projects successful. CIBC FirstCaribbean cares about our communities and is one of the largest corporate sponsors in the region contributing to hundreds of organisations at the national and regional level.”

She added that it was good to see the students of the school, who had been excelling academically over the years, getting the opportunity to enhance their learning with social and interpersonal skills. “This augurs well for their personal development.”

Thanking CIBC FirstCaribbean for their involvement in the project, Principal Griffith said the school was determined to provide various activities for students, giving opportunities to all children to develop their varied intelligences.

“Today we make another bold step that we hope will bring us not only success, but also international recognition to our school and to our country. We want to thank the management and staff of CIBC FirstCaribbean. I am indeed very happy that the bank was so charitable as to provide these instruments for us,” he added.

Funded by the bank’s Comtrust Foundation, the Adopt-A-Cause programme allows departments of the bank to lend tangible and financial assistance to worthy causes.

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