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Kensington Primary a standout

Published:Tuesday | December 23, 2014 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

While we continue to struggle in this land of confusion, Monday morning, I had reason to be hopeful. Yes, December 22, 2014, while everyone was up and about the festive season, I saw scores of children going to classes early in the morning, at approximately 7:15, at Kensington Primary School, in Portmore.

Now, Mr Editor, it is obvious that someone from that school is either a genius or has gone mad. This is totally unheard of in this material-centric and party-centric society of ours. Whoever is responsible for this is deserving of a national honour, because they are not lost on the value of a good education.

There will be naysayers about this, but it is quite clear that these kids are preparing for the challenges of tomorrow. This nation has for too long been lost on the importance of a good education. A solid education for the future means a lot more to these kids than missing out on a commercial Christmas.

I have been teaching CXC subjects for 20 years on, and I have seen the decline in the value that our society places on a good education. I want to use this opportunity to congratulate the people of Kensington Primary on this novel idea of kids going to school during the Yuletide season.

The mother of success is sacrifice. There is still hope in this land of confusion.

MARCUS BLACKSTOCK

blackstockmarcus@yahoo.com

Greater Portmore

St Catherine