One local told us:
“Parents will go without, but Jamaicans take great pride in getting their children to school every day in a crisp, clean uniform”.
From what we saw, that was largely true.
The streets felt safest just before and after school time, when parents were shuttling their uniformed children to class and older children walked in groups. We took advantage of this time to walk around and explore the city and feel just a little more secure.
Schools were also beautifully decorated and generally well kept.
We also had the privilege of seeing Usain Bolt’s school, where the track around the field was interestingly dirt. Unfortunately we didn’t get a photograph.