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  • The Osbourne Store Primary and Junior High School in Clarendon has hosted a Boys' Day in an effort to develop self confidence and foster positive behavior among their male students.
  • The day was celebrated on Wednesday (April 9) at the school.
  • She pointed out that boys generally needed to become more aware of their uniqueness and to realise that they had a significant role to play in shaping and changing society.

The Osbourne Store Primary and Junior High School in Clarendon has hosted a Boys’ Day in an effort to develop self confidence and foster positive behavior among their male students.

The day was celebrated on Wednesday (April 9) at the school.

Acting Principal, Sonia Black said that the purpose of the day was to “reverse a growing trend of male marginalization in Jamaican society”.

She pointed out that boys generally needed to become more aware of their uniqueness and to realise that they had a significant role to play in shaping and changing society.

The day was celebrated under the theme, ‘Good Boys, Better Men, Great Society’.

Senior Education Officer for Region Six, Simon McKenzie told the boys to “Value your education, make sure that you make full use of the facilities around you and respect and honor your parents, teachers and your country”.

He challenged them to set goals and pursue them and to allow nothing to deter them from achieving these goals.

The day’s activities included the presentation of certificates to approximately 40 outstanding boys at the school.

Other activities also included group sessions involving presenters from at least nine organisations and vocations such as the HEART Trust National Training Agency, the Police Force, the Fire Department, Children’s Services Division, Probation Services, Technology, Education and Construction.