As the countdown towards the last weekend before the new school year begins, Work Rallies volunteers have given countless hours of their time and services to help get the island’s public schools in tip top shape for Monday.

Work Rallies On the Job

Organizers have also seen a constant outpouring of offers to help get jobs completed by residents, business representatives and government workers.

Staff at the Bermuda Land Development Company offered to cut the grass and trim hedges at Clearwater Middle School today. At Sandys Middle School a resident purchased more paint to finish touch up paint jobs around the school property.

School principals and administrators also joined volunteer crews during the course of the past few weeks, including the Principal at Sandys, Kenneth Caesar and board member Dr Patricia Chapman (seen in the main featured photo), who said the clean up initiative overall has an “awesome vibe”. “This is what community spirit looks like,” she said.

More than 30 volunteers showed up to help at Sandys Middle School last weekend, including a host of former students and area residents who decided at the spur of the moment that they wanted to help.

Another Deputy Principal, Wendell Smith said one group of volunteers put in a total of 85 hours last week alone. And more help is needed at the various Work Rallies planned for this weekend.

West End Primary School Principal Trina Cariah with Area Resident Anthony Tuzo and PTA President Shawnette Griffin

Work Rallies moves back to Victor Scott Primary School from 10am until on Friday. They will also join Warwick community volunteers at Purvis Primary School from 5pm until on Friday and from 8am until on Saturday. See the  Work Rallies schedule updated by 5pm daily on Facebook or email for more information.