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Manzanilla youth speak out on crime

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
These two young Manzanilla Secondary students bare placards during the walkathon hosted by the school’s RBC Young Leaders’ group in the community.

Members of the Manzanilla Secondary RBC Young Leaders’ recently hosted a walkathon in their community.


The walkathon, themed “Discipline Your Mind, Curb Crime!”, was part of the group’s project to sensitise pupils and members of the community on the issue of violence and indiscipline currently plaguing the nation’s schools. 


Apart from their own schoolmates, the group got students, teachers, parents, villagers and school custodians from the Manzanilla Government Primary and Sangre Chiquito Government Primary to participate in the walk.


The event took the participants through the community, under the watchful eyes of the community police and members of the health facility, and ended at the Manzanilla Recreation Grounds, where Ag Sgt Alfred delivered a speech on the consequences of deviant behaviour. 


Upon their return to Manzanilla Secondary, the Young Leaders and other students participated in several extra curricular activities, including karate, football, cricket, beauty culture, cookery and hairdressing. These exercises demonstrated how extra curricular activities could be used in schools to curb the indiscipline.