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Impressed by Royal Gazette’s school salute

Street light poles in Hamilton were wrapped up in school colours as part of the Bermuda National School salutePhoto David Skinner

Dear Sir,

I was off the Island and missed most of the National High School Recognition, but I was fortunate enough to get photos . . . of CBA stuff.

People collected the papers for me so I would have a chance to look at all of them.

This was a great idea. I loved the school pride aspect and to see all the schools participating on some level; it was good. Despite the rain, Berkeley was out and most Bermudians hide from the rain as if it is snow.

All the papers were nicely done.

Whoever had this idea, it was a great one. Such a fine community effort.

On Sunday, I was walking along Front Street — I am rarely in town — and I noticed poles dressed in Berkeley colours (yes, I am a Berkeleyite). Then I noticed a pole in CedarBridge colours (yes, I am now a Wildcat) and I pointed it out to my walking friend.

As I walked further down the road, I noticed all the poles were dressed in school colours. That was such a lovely gesture. I think that is one of the most thoughtful community-oriented things The Royal Gazette has ever done. I was blown away.

It would have been nice to see the ribbons remain up during the holiday. What a way to celebrate the Island, the cultural diversity and to promote unity.

Far too often we are all seen as separate entities, but this effort was a demonstration of unity, especially when looking at the papers and seeing the commonalities.

Thank you for your efforts.

I trust this is just the beginning. I am looking forward to see what new ideas you have for the 2015-16 school year.

May I give one word of thanks and appreciation to Sarah Fellows — she is persistent and does not give up. She was the face of the effort, but I am sure she also has a wonderful team.

Hats off to the staff at The Royal Gazette that made this possible.


CedarBridge Academy public relations officer