Tobago School Kids
Everyone must wear a uniform from top to bottom
Each school has their own color designation and they are all Christian based
Backpacks are a coordination exception
On a given day we see hundreds of them on the streets - most of them are trying to "catch ride" to reach school or home
This is Che Sampson. He is in our branch, a recent convert and very faithful in his attendance and service as a Priest
In this school the color choices are even coordinated between the girls and boys
This is Jewel. She is not a member of the LDS faith but comes to seminary. I wanted to take her picture and she kept covering up her face. She has the most amazing eyes
Typical school kids weighed down with their packs
Some of the schools allow the boys to wear shorts but all of the schools require the girls to wear modest skirts or dresses below their knees
Public transportation buses are free if you're wearing a school uniform. There are no formal yellow school busses like we know in the states.
If they don't ride a large bus the kids "catch a ride" or what we used to call thumb - except they wave their hands up and down.
It's a form of taxi service and they pay a few TT's for each ride, or around 50 cents in US money.
Nikita and Natalie Williams are members of our branch
I took their picture as they were going into afternoon seminary
Elder and Sister Linton - out of uniform.
We were caught in a downpour during our morning walk and a security guard took our picture.
About 6:00 in the morning and around 80 degrees wet or dry - very refreshing.