Jamaica College hosts activities
Published: Wednesday | March 4, 2009
The sound of peace echoed around the four corners of Jamaica College in St Andrew yesterday during a Peace Day concert attended by students from several schools in the Corporate Area.
Peace Day, an annual event, has now evolved into a campaign for peace over a two-month period and is being undertaken in partnership with PALS (Peace and Love in Society) Jamaica, the United Nations Children's Fund, the Healthy Lifestyle Project of the Ministry of Health and Education, the Peace Management Initiative, the National Transformation 'Fresh Start' Programme and the Jamaica National Building Society Foundation, among others.
Speaking yesterday during the concert, principal of Jamaica College, Ruel Reid, urged those present to aim for a peaceful society.
One grade-eight student told The Gleaner that Peace Day was significant "because for one day Jamaica College is not fighting".
Janilee Abrikian, general manager of PALS, told The Gleaner yesterday that Jamaica College was chosen as the site for the concert this year because there were plans to move the programme into more high schools.