Principal makes case for young people
A PRIMARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL put a strong case yesterday on behalf of “positive children” as the national debate continued about poor behaviour among students.
Angela Smith, principal of Gordon Greenidge Primary, made her views known at a prefect installation ceremony.
“In our little island, much negativity continues to be publicized about our children and youth,”?she said, in an apparent reference to the debate that was ignited by a school sex scandal.
“It is my firm belief, however, that there are still children and youth in our island involved in positive activities, and display positive traits which are worthy of emulation by their peers.”
Smith said that as the new prefects shared in the leadership of Gordon Greenidge Primary, they would experience various kinds of learning which would prepare them to be future leaders.
She told the adults that the children would be looking to them for guidance, encouragement and support.
Twenty-one children were given their badges at the ceremony held under the theme Today’s Learners, Tomorrow’s Leaders. (LK)