MINISTER OF EDUCATION Santia Bradshaw (fourth left) engaging students during the Anti-Violence Rally, which started at Jubilee Gardens and ended in Queen’s Park yesterday. Senator Dr Romel Springer, Parliamentary Secretary in the ministry (third left) also joined the rally. (Picture by Reco Moore.)
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HUNDREDS OF schoolchildren were on the road after the bell rang yesterday demanding to have a voice in matters affecting them.
The placards bearing youth who chanted from Jubilee Gardens, The City, to the nearby historic Queen’s Park, were part of a peace rally in which students from several other schools joined those from Frederick Smith Secondary School, still grieving the loss of a colleague fatally stabbed on November 8 on the school compound.
Colleagues Bianca Broomes, Briana Bowen and Elvis Woodroffe organised the Anti-Violence Rally, prompted by the death of 16-year-old Temario Holder, while education officials and members of the National Council on Substance Abuse also participated in the three-hour event.(TG)