Shake-Ups: A Bulldog Becomes A Tiger

AGRIPPA Soro has crossed the great divide from Churchill High School to arch rivals Prince Edward School to replace headmaster Kevin Atkinson who has left to join St Georges College. Atkinson bade P.E farewell for the helm of St Georges College literary switching from Tiger to Saints. At St Georges College, Atkinson replaces Brendan Tiernan, a man who had served St Georges College for 16 years.

It was a tale of a “Bulldog” becoming a “Tiger” and “Tiger” becoming a “Dragon” as Harare’s most popular schools began life with new leadership this week.

Atkinson who joined Prince Edward in 1969 to 1971 for his “A” Levels before coming back to teach at the school for more than  25 years, six of those years as headmaster, last term severed ties with the school that brought him fame. History was also being made on Tuesday when Soro began life as the head of Prince Edward School, becoming the second black headmaster to lead the prestigious school in its 114 years in existence.

Soro immediately said that leading Prince Edward School was enough ammunition for him to challenge for honours and raise the standards of that school. The former Zimbabwe College of Music Director told pupils during assembly that failure was not an option and Prince Edward is set to scale dizzy heights.

Soro has headed Magaya High School, Marlborough, Chitungwiza’s Seke 1 and was at the helm of Churchill high School from 2005 to 2008.

Prince Edward School will be a high profile assignment and we wish him well in his quest to keep the torch ablaze at the prestigious school.