Feuding CHS students and Cayon community members resolve issues

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BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – IT probably was seen as quite a risky venture but, in order to quell the violent feud that was taking place between school children and members of the community, it had to be done.

It was a mediation conference that saw the feuding parties – students of the Cayon High School and members of the Cayon community – police officers, parents, teachers, pastors, liaison officers etc. sitting down in one room and exploring the possible root cause of the feud.

It took place on Monday, October 31, 2016 and, believe it or not, the initiative was a success.

This is according to the Guidance Counselor at the Cayon High School, Larissa Mars.

While speaking with SKNVibes, she explained that there might have been some trepidation going into the exercise but noted that an effort had to be made. And the Guidance Counseling Department of the school – which consists of herself and Noline Blanchard – spearheaded the planning process.

“We were having some issues with some students at school who were feuding with members of the community. The students are from the Lodge and Ottley’s areas and were having issues with past students from the Cayon community. It had been happening for years and we decided to bring all parties together and have a mediation conference. We tried to figure out what the issue was, where it started and try to bring it to some sort of resolution.

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