Bermudian icons including the great Calvin ‘Bummy’ Symonds and historic icon Mary Prince were recently recognised by Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports Lovitta Foggo at Northlands Primary School.

Student joined in “celebrating those who have made great contributions to Bermuda” during Black History month.

A spokesperson said: “The students were given history lessons about sports legend Calvin ‘Bummy’ Symonds, who was recently honoured by the school with the renaming of its Courtyard in his name.

“The youngsters also learned about Mary Prince by receiving a reading from ‘Who is Mary Prince?’. This awareness effort coincides with Minister Foggo’s recent announcement of the renaming of Somers Day to Mary Prince Day.

“Minister Foggo also formally cut the ribbon to the Calvin “Bummy” Symonds Courtyard during the occasion.

“Of late, the Ministry has sought to heighten community awareness about individuals who have made significant contributions to Bermuda by renaming notable buildings and dates.

“Examples include the renaming the Centre on Angle Street and gym to the Sammy Wilson Central Zone Community Centre and Clarence Hill Multi-purpose Gymnasium, the renaming of Somers Day to Mary Prince Day, and the renaming of Northlands’ Courtyard to the Calvin ‘Bummy’ Symonds Courtyard”.

“Minister Foggo noted that these symbolic gestures afford all of Bermuda to learn more about our shared history.”

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