Call for fresh sex education
Parkinson Memorial School principal Jeff Broomes has voiced his views on the recently published photograph and story of two schoolchildren allegedly engaged in sex.
In his first speech day and prize giving ceremony as principal of Parkinson Memorial yesterday at the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic auditorium, Broomes said such acts had been going on for a long time but it was time they were exposed.
However, he said he had his reservations as well.
“There has been a great deal of talk and debate about sexual acts within the schools but let’s not bury our heads – it is there and has been there even before I was a boy – and I respect any newspaper’s right to bring to the attention of the populace these particular acts; but I also believe there is a reason why the Investigator is no longer with us.
“Our focus, to my mind, should be on helping to correct the problem and I can see no good in publishing pictures such as what I saw in the newspaper. Story, yes; picture, no – send them to the Ministry of Education and let the authorities do the rest,” he said. (CA)