The students on the march

Chanting loudly to make the world know they are special boys from the Convent Preparatory marched through the streets of Roseau with placards on Thursday morning.

The event forms part of the school’s “Boy’s Week” celebration.

Teacher of the school Shirley Lawrence said the school decided to deem this week “Boys Week” in an attempt to highlight the positive side of young boys. “We know that boys are marginalized so we saw it fit to do something that highlighted the good that boys do … therefore we deemed this week Boys Week to give them some recognition,” she said.

Lawrence added that a number of activities were planned for the boys of the school during the course of  the week. “Monday we had a career day where the fathers came in and spoke to the boys about the importance of growing up the right way and spoke to them about their various careers,” she explained.

She said on Tuesday the school treated the students to snacks and playtime in observance of International Children’s Day and a movie day was scheduled for Wednesday. Fathers were invited to the school to watch the movie with their sons.

“Today (Thursday) we are rallying through the streets of Roseau with placards to let the public know that boys are special too. The rally was organized in collaboration with CARIMAN and the Ministry of Education.,” Lawrence noted.

Boys week will come to an end with a sports meet for the boys and their fathers on Friday.