The Virgin Islands Senior School, the Territory’s first secondary school, is now a historic site, following a commemorative plaque unveiling held yesterday, March 12th at the Georges family building on Main Street.
The building housed the first senior school which was established by Thomas Dixon Green on May 3, 1943.
The ceremony was held in honor of Mr. Green, who was also the first Principal and Supervisor of Education in the BVI.
Premier Hon. Dr. Orlando Smith said Mr. Green established the school in the building which was his home, a building he rented from the Georges family, and ever since, the education system has grown from strength to strength over the past 70 years.
Sir David Green, son of Mr. Thomas Green said during his remarks that his father would have been genuinely surprised and honored by this move.
Permanent Secretary in the Premier’s Office, Mrs. Rosalie Adams said the site is now for residents and visitors staying in TORTOLA RENTALS to understand another part of the Territory’s history.