Marching behind the Path Finder’s Drum Core and a Hi-fi sound systems teachers from across the island of St. Kitts celebrated World Teachers Day some marching others dancing to music throughout Basseterre, attracting the attention of the general public and employees of nearby business places.
The march started at Basseterre High School and made its way down Victoria Road, made a right on Cayon Street, then down Church Street, on to the Bay Road. The procession then entered Fort Street before taking its final turn on Cayon Street and West Independence Square, climaxing at Independence Square.
At the square there was a rally organised for the teachers featuring talented performances by numerous Kittitians.
The featured speaker Mr. Arnaldo Bailey encouraged teachers to work together and suggested to them that they can make a difference. “If one man (Jesus) and twelve disciples can change the world why can’t hundreds of teachers,” Mr. Bailey asked.
President of the SKTU Mr. Ron Collins said that he was surprised at the huge turn out by the teachers and that T-shirt sales exceeded record sales.
He also went on to say that the Teachers Union will break Ground on Friday, 7th October, on a piece of land which will host the teachers headquarters which he stated will be a home for the union where they can get an opportunity for more space to train teachers and conduct workshops.
Wednesday was declared a school holiday, allowing the island’s teaching core to be fully available for the important annual activity that draws scores of onlookers each year.