Achimota School has begun its 90th anniversary celebration with a health walk over the weekend.
The event which was held in collaboration with its old students was to create awareness of the year long anniversary celebrations.
The exercise, which had both old and current students of the school, started the walk from the school’s premises through some principal streets of Accra to the Pig Farm traffic light and back to campus.
Mrs Beatrice Adom, Headmistress of the School, said the walk was to pave way for the grand launch of the anniversary scheduled on January 28 at the administration block.
She said Management would use the occasion to break ground for the construction of new science laboratory.This she explained was necessary because of the growing number of students.
Mrs Adom said the facility would come with state-of-the-art equipment to serve the practical needs of science students.She explained that on January 29, the School would have a thanksgiving service.
Mrs Adom said as part of the celebration, there would be activities such as flag raising ceremony with old and new students, monthly symposium, founders day to be preceeded with born fire and a durbar.
She noted that in June the School would have an inter-school games, an Oprah stage play spearheaded by the old students, home coming in November to showcase the creative and innovative works of the students and climaxed the celebration in December with a dinner dance.
She urged all students across the country to do well to participate in the school’s anniversary to make it a success.
Professor Ernest Aryeetey, President of Old Achimota Association said the body had been working closely with the school’s authority to ensure that the anniversary went on successfully as well as improve the positive image of the facility.
He said the construction of the new science laboratory was part of the association’s corporate social responsibility to give back to the alma mater for instilling in them knowledge and skills to be productive in life.
Prof Aryeetey expressed worry about encroachment on the schools land and was confident that with the court injunction, it would prevent other encroaches.