Accra Aca holds homecoming, Saturday

Scores of olds students are expected for the eventHundreds of old students of Accra Academy are expected to converge at the school for their homecoming event as part of the school’s 85th Anniversary celebration.

As part of the homecoming event, the past and current students would participate in a float pilgrimage to the old site at Ellen House, James Town, where the school was started.

A statement by Nii Maale-Adsei, Public Relations Officer of the Old Boys Association of Accra Academy, said scores of old boys of the school are expected to participate in the event.

According to him, “Accra Academy as an institution has come a long way from its founding 85 years ago, and we are coming home to celebrate our achievements,” it said.

Accra Academy was established on July 20, 1931 by four young men all under the age of 30.

It was started in a building donated by Madam Ellen Buckle in the slums of James Town purposely for brilliant but needy students who could not afford schools like Mfanstipim, Achimota, Adisadel and the like.

According to the statement, the float to the old site will commence from the school at 8a.m. through the principal streets of the city.

Other activities for the event include fireworks, bonfire and the opening of a new venue (Interact Square) for the event.

“We invite all Bleoobii anywhere to come to support their School of no regrets while we honour the memories of our visionary founding fathers,” it added.

By Times Reporter

 

 

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