Lelean Memorial celebrates 75th anniversary

Ex scholars and parents of Lelean Memorial School at the schools 75th anniversary celebrations. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA

LELEAN Memorial School is celebrating its 75 years of existence in a grand way.

The Methodist Church-run school in Davuilevu commenced its Diamond Jubilee celebrations yesterday hosted by the Lelean Old Scholars Association (LOSA), marking the beginning of a three-day program.

And the celebrations will leave a more meaningful mark with plans to raise funds for a school hall.

LMS vice principal Marika Sovaki said one of the main initiatives for this year’s celebrations was to raise funds for this project.

“At the moment, we e have a total of 1109 students and we have no proper hall for these students to sit in during assemblies and school functions, which will be one of the main focuses for this year’s celebration,” Mr Sovaki said.

He said the school was established in 1943 by Reverend Charles Oswald Lelean, who at the same time was also the principal for the theological college at Davuilevu.

“This 75th year anniversary is not only for LMS but for Davuilevu as a whole.”

The celebrations will end tomorrow.