Educator Sybil Leacock allows cellphones on the school premises but all must be placed in a box while school is in session. (Picture by Ricardo Leacock.)
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LONG-TIME EDUCATOR Sybil Leacock is saying yes to cellphones at schools, but not in the classroom.
Leacock was speaking yesterday at her school, Leacock’s Private School, in Farm Road, St Peter.
“From the time the Ministry [of Education] said that students could bring their cellphones to school with them, I allowed it. But when they bring them, I have a special box where they have to put them during the time they are here. They can use them once they leave,” she said.
The educator said she understood the need for parents to reach their charges, but the school had its own phone where they could be reached if necessary. (TG)
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