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Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce donates $1-Million to George Headley Primary School while touring with NRSC



PROComm | 2014-09-25 00:00:00

Jamaica's Gold Medal Olympian, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, today urged students at the George Headley Primary School, her alma mater, to practice road safety habits, while on a visit to the school with the National Road Safety Council (NRSC) this morning.

According to Fraser-Pryce, who is a NRSC Road Safety Ambassador, road safety is of national importance, and should be widely emphasized, especially amongst our students who use our dangerous roads while travelling to and from school.

"Road safety should be of importance to us all. It is crucial that we continuously remind and encourage our students to engage in road safety practices," Fraser-Pryce said.

She then made the surprise announcement and handed Mrs. Aretha Willie, principal of George Headley Primary School, a cheque for $1-million for the institution.

She noted that George Headley Primary School helped to mould her into the sprinter she is today; thus, it was only fitting that her first school visit with the NRSC be at the school. Also, the time had come for her to give back to her school.

"This surprise donation should have been made a while ago. However, what better time to make my surprise donation than now while I am touring with the National Road Safety Council," she said.

After accepting the cheque and 500 exercise books printed by the NRSC, Mrs. Willie, said she was elated: “We are happy that NRSC and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce chose our school for their school tour today. It is a wonderful feeling to know that one of our past students is now a Gold Medallist and thought of coming back to give to us.”

Also present during the tour was Mrs. Paula Fletcher, Executive Director of the NRSC, who reiterated the words of Fraser-Pryce during her address to the students.

"It is crucial for our students to be reminded that they need to be vigilant while travelling to and from school. It is never too much to remind them of the rules of the road, with the most important being, while they are crossing, to ‘look left, look right, look left again and listen’ before crossing the street,” Mrs. Fletcher said.




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