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.

The start of the school term meant  busier roadways this morning.
The start of the school term meant busier roadways this morning.
At Eagle Hall, St Michael this group of students found numerous ways to stay entertained as they waited patiently on transport to school.
At Eagle Hall, St Michael this group of students found numerous ways to stay entertained as they waited patiently on transport to school.

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.

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