New term opens
During their two-week vacation they flew their kites, ate their hot cross buns and some even went to the beach. But today it was back to business as usual for thousands of children across the island as they hustled to their respective schools to mark the beginning of a new term.
There were the customary tears from some of the younger ones as their parents dropped them off at the school gates, while others smiled heartily as they entered their school’s compounds, no doubt eager to catch up on the last two weeks with their friends.
And as usual, from St Lucy in the north to St Philip in the south, the familiar long lines of traffic, which accompany the start of every school term could also be seen stretching across the island’s highways and byways.