Students of the Ebenezer Seventh Day Adventist Primary school staged a march on Friday as part a strategy to tackle the problem of bullying.
The march started on the school’s compound in Goodwill, up Federation Drive onto Lindo ParK, down the link road onto Hillsborough Street.
Organizers say the event was organized to sensitize students and the public on the issue of bullying, which is a growing problem in Dominica.
Bullying occurs when a person or group repeatedly tries to harm someone who is weaker or who they think is weaker. Bullying consists of three basic types of abuse – emotional, verbal, and physical.
During the march students shouted “No to bullying at SDA,” “Up with Jesus, down with bullying,” and “Don’t be a bully, be a friend.”
Teachers and students think the messages sent should have a positive impact on the entire community. They also hope that the whole of Dominica will embrace and support these messages.