The yearlong 85th Anniversary programme reaches its climax with the biggest event on the Bleoo calendar.
Homecoming 85 is a special event and this year, there will be a float pilgrimage to the old site at Ellen House,James Town, where the school was started.
“We are going to paint the whole city yellow & blue (the school’s colours)” Nii Maale, the Public Relations Officer of the school said.
According to him, Accra Academy as an institution has come along way from its founding 85 years ago.
Accra Academy was established on July 20, 1931 by four young gentlemen all under the age of 30, G.N. Alema 29, J.A. Halm-Addo 29, K.G. Konuah 27 and S.N. Awuletey 26.
It was started in a building donated by Madam Ellen Buckle in the slums of James Town purposely for brilliant but needy students who couldn’t afford the Mfanstipims, Achimotas,
Adisedels and the like. For record purposes these young gentlemen were the first to establish a secondary school as all the earlier schools where either established by the colonial government or missionaries.
According to this Anniversary Planning Committee, the float to the new site will commence from the school at 8am through the principal streets of the city.
The statement reiterated the annual homecoming is a platform to reminisce the past, emerge from behind the social media veil, share memories with old friends, network, promote and bring development to the institution
Nii Maale-Adsei said, the special feature in the 85th Anniversary include, the fireworks, bonfire and the new venue (Interact Square) for the event.
He further stated that, there will be a food court as such they will be more than enough to eat.
“We are using this event to invite all Bleoobii anywhere to come to support their School of no regrets whilst we honour the memories of our visionary of our founding fathers” he concluded.