Wesley College Students March to Kick Off Red Ribbon Week
It’s an event rooted in tradition, and today that tradition rang through as the students of Wesley College took to the streets of Belize City, for a march, signaling the opening of Red Ribbon Week. For over two decades, Wesley has been using the week as a means of raising awareness for the negative impact of drugs. Acting Principal Sherrilyn Welch, a graduate of Wesley College herself, says that taking a stand in an age where drug use is promoted is one of the ways the institution hopes to inspire societal change.
The school’s counselor Marecelli Soberanis explained that the week is about empowering students with information about the impact drugs can have on their lives and allowing them to make their own decisions. She said this year’s theme is important because of its focus on the mind.
The school will also be having a poster competition, a talent show, and will have guest speakers from the Department of Youth Services and National Drug Abuse Control Council, coming in to speak with the students. The school has been observing Red Ribbon Week since 1998.