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Screen_Shot_2014-09-30_at_8.18.05_PMToday Trial Farm Government School celebrated thirty years of service to the Trial Farm Village residents. It was a momentous occasion for the entire school population. Here is a look at what the school celebrated.

Dalila Ical – Reporting

Like in almost all villages, children from Trial Farm had to commute to attend school. This was in the late seventies and eighties. A joint community effort though changed this and soon enough the children were able to attend school within their own community. This says today’s school Principal, Nazira Romero, is thanks to key players.

Nazira Ramiro – School Principal

“They are numerous; Mr. Roque Reyes from Belize Gas, we have Mr. Elario Pech, we have Mr. Lima who is deceased and those who are the first persons who got the building from crown agents and then we have Mr. Ruben Campos who was the Area Rep at that time and they were the ones who brought the building to campus and we also have the Coyoc family who donated the land for the school and we have several women from the first PTA who were the ones in charge for fund raising, I understand that they were the ones who would visit the homes ask for donations to make sure that the school become a reality.”

It’s been quite a journey and the institution has seen several principals and teachers who have left their legacy. Today, Ramiro says they are excelling in many areas, meeting their goals as an educational institution.

Nazira Ramiro – School Principal

“I believe that Trial Farm school is the second largest in Orange Walk District, we are close to a thousand students and right now there are forty four staff members on the school and we are achieving well; we do well in academics, we do well in festival of arts and we do well in sports, so I believe that because we have the numbers we can choose the best when it is time to go out and compete.”

Dalila Ical – Reporter

“I know that there is also close relationship between parents and institution, how would you describe that part in Trial Farm government school?”

Nazira Ramiro – School Principal

“Well, I am grateful that the parents of Trial Farm Government School are quite supportive, if you had a chance to view our parade this year was one of the best years that we have had so many children and parents out for the parade and that just shows the participation and I am glad that parents see the hard work that teachers put in and are working along with us to make the school better.”

Among those who were honored today for their contribution was Roque Reyes who says he is content with where the school has reached.

Roque Florencio Reyes – Founder

“I am very happy to see that the school have grown and a lot of children are here and they don’t have to go to Orange Walk and also the government has done a lot and up to this stage I am very satisfied.”

Nazira Ramiro – School Principal

“I just want to thank everybody that helps Trial Farm Government School and the teacher who have been here, teacher come and go, and the school remain but your impact still remain here at school and all the principals who have served this school I just want to say thank you for your grain of salt that you put in because it is really important.”

Children saying Trial Farm School all the way

The first lessons at the school were held in a ninety by eighty feet wooden building donated the BSI and the school has a staff of six teachers and an enrollment of 190 students. They catered only for the infant division at the time. Today, the school has grown significantly to an enrollment of almost one thousand students.

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