In continuation of their 82nd anniversary, present and old boys of the Prince of Wales School will on Sunday hold their thanksgiving service at the Wesley Methodist Church, Lamina Sankoh Street, and the Freetown Central Mosque at Wilberforce Street.
The president of the Old Prince Waleans’ Association, Reverend Emerson Thomas, told Awoko that the services would be held to “give thanks to God for his mercies” over the school and its products.
He said, “the services would equally be used to reflect on the will of God for the school especially as it concerns the development of its teachers and students”.
According to him, “several old Prince Waleans and men of God are expected to join Rev. Jenna Buck to appeal to the heavenlies at this trying time of the education sector”.
He said he expected hundreds of past Prince Waleans to grace the occasion which would bring back memories and productive thoughts for the school.The vice principal and principal of the junior sector of the school, Aubrey Nat-Jones himself an old boy, said he looked up to a full congregation of both past and present Prince Waleans at the Wesley Church.
He told Awoko that the senior prefect of the school, Jeffery Williams, would read the second lesson while Jenna Buck would preach the sermon.
Highlights of the occasion would include a march pass from the church through Lamina Sankoh, Charlotte, Gloucester onto Siaka Stevens Street.
Both generations of Prince Waleans will be conducted by the school’s brass band and seven others while they proceed through to Krootown Road down to Kingtom bridge and then to the school’s ‘firmer ground’ at Kingtom.
Secretary to the association, Raymond Roberts, hinted that “the thanksgiving ceremony is the anticlimax of this year’s ceremony which started with a well attended prize giving ceremony and inter-house sports”.
He revealed that the climax would be a grand dinner which would be attended by old boys of all classes with a view of conducting a huge launch for funds for projects in the school.
Other old boys of the executive expected to grace the occasion include Treasurer Prince Kenny, Principal of the Senior Secondary School (SSS) section Millicent Ogoo and Principal Junior Secondary School (JSS) Aubrey Nat-Jones.