EXECUTIVES OF LIME brought more than just trees to Chetolah Park Primary yesterday.
The telecoms giant also offered the school three fliptops, schoolbags for more than 200 children and free Internet service.
Courtney Bell, LIME's community programme manager, said the school is currently in a rebuilding process and the company wanted to be a part of the effort.
Principal of Chetolah Park Primary, Robert Smith, noted that many prominent Jamaicans attended the Hannah Town institution.
"It was seen as 'the' primary school. If you didn't attend here, people felt you didn't attend a primary school," he smiled. Smith said along with the staff, he has been trying to rebuild and rebrand the school. To do this, they have been focusing on a number of areas, including getting the extra-curricular activities back on track to "give students a balanced education".
"And we've been getting the parental involvement, so that it will be a whole home-school connection. A school cannot be successful unless the parents take an integral part in their children's education." He said the gifts of the computers and Internet service were timely because of the "21st-century skills that are needed".
As for the trees, they will add to another area they have targeted, improving the school's aesthetics.
"They will add to the beauty of the school but not only that, students will be able to understand the importance of not just removing trees but replanting," he said.