Congratulations to the BUT

  • Hundreds of teachers and community members march to City Hall to celebrate the BUT’s 100th anniversary (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

    Hundreds of teachers and community members march to City Hall to celebrate the BUT’s 100th anniversary (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)


Dear Sir,

I am someone who reads The Royal Gazette daily online, and I smiled as I read the heading “BUT celebrating 100 years of fighting for education” in today’s paper (January 31, 2019).

On my arm at this very moment is a watch gifted to me by Doris Corbin, well before her passing, whose dial indicates it was issued at the 90-year mark in the life of that union. It is the watch I wear daily and with pride.

I was never a teacher in Bermuda, but my mother, Helen Somarsall, was from 1947 to the year before her death in 1964.

I myself came late to the profession after working in insurance for the first five years after graduating from university. But then I had a successful career teaching senior high school and junior college mathematics for 26 years before taking early retirement.

In retirement, I have used the same well-honed skills to teach things as varied as haute couture sewing techniques, how to do cryptic crosswords, and English as a second language.

I wish the BUT every success in its continuing efforts to make education in Bermuda the best it can be.

YVONNE MILLINGTON

Quebec, Canada

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Published Feb 7, 2019 at 8:00 am (Updated Feb 7, 2019 at 8:19 am)

Congratulations to the BUT

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