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Narisha Singh teaches
social studies to the
Form Two students
at the Swaha Hindu College in
As part of her teaching method,
Singh usually starts her classes
speaking about current events.
“I encourage them to watch the
news and we normally talk a lot
about current events and, of course,
crime is one of our biggest concerns
in this country,” Singh told the Sun-
The pupils decided that they
would be the generation to stop
violence in T&T.
“They decided they wanted to see
a change and they basically said it
started with them, that violence
stops with them. They want to be
the generation that ends crime,”
So Singh encouraged her pupils to
use their creativity to let their voices
“It started off like a small project
and I just gave them the idea to be
as creative as they wanted to be and
they said they wanted to do a video,”
The students created songs, po-
ems, and placards all urging people
to stop the crime and violence.
They decided to make a video
merging all of their ideas together.
The video culminates with the 102
Form Two students as well as their
other school friends forming a peace
sign on the school’s field.
It was able to bring both staff and
The footage was taken by a drone
owned by chemistry teacher Sat-
It was edited by Information
Technology teacher Dinesh Arjoon
and On-the-Job trainee and former
student of Swaha Hindu College
“I say no to violence against
women. I say no to violence against
men. We say no to violence against
everyone,” says the students who are
dressed in their uniforms at the start
of the video.
In the video Kyle Goolcharan
recites a poem he wrote about the
crime situation plaguing the coun-
Singh said she was blown away
by the talent of the students.
“It was so amazing to see. I gave
them the guidelines and told them
to be as creative as possible and I
was totally blown away, not totally
surprised, because our students
are very creative but the lengths in
which they went they really blew
me away. They were were so excit-
ed putting all of their originality
The proliferation of wedding
types—beach, at home, fancy
venue, outdoor venue and so
on, make it all the more diffi-
cult when trying to decide on
what to wear to a wedding. The
dress code for a wedding should
be stated on the wedding invi-
tation and will be dependant on
the formality, time and venue
for the wedding. It’s key to re-
member though, not to neglect
your personal style or fashion
sense as a wedding guest.
Here are some ways to express
your personality within each dress
Beach weddings—Opt for light,
airy and “breathable” fabrics such
as voile, cotton, chiffon and linen.
Female guests can wear “resort”
wear such as sundresses, maxi
dresses, long jumpsuits or casual
pant or skirt suits. Handbags can be
less casual, like a printed or quirky
Footwear can be anything ranging
from wedge heels, strappy metallic
sandals or embellished flip-flops.
Menswear can range from a short
sleeve shirt, linen blazer and casual
slacks, to Bermuda shorts and cot-
ton shirts, depending on how casual
the setting is. Ties are not required
for this type of wedding.
Cocktail or semi-formal wed-
ding—Apart from short, elegant
dresses, a cocktail wedding can be
a wonderful opportunity to wear the
separates that are in your wardrobe
such as a blouse in a luxe fabric,
with a dressy skirt or trouser. Other
accessories that amp up a cocktail
look can be a sparkly cardigan, a
jewelled belt or a lace bolero. Dark
suits are generally worn by men.
Formal or “black tie” wed-
dings—The colour “black” for
women is not required, even though
the dress code is called “black tie”.
Ball gowns or long gowns are worn
by female guests for these types of
weddings. Some women also choose
a knee-length dress. Black-tie out-
fits for women can feature embel-
lishments such as sequins, beading,
appliques and lace. Male guests
should wear tuxedos, cummer-
bunds, bow ties and white shirts.
As a general rule of thumb, fe-
male guests for any type of West-
ern-styled wedding should never
wear white or even ivory, since
many wedding protocol gurus be-
lieve that this upstages the bride.
Alternatives to wearing white would
be blush, camel or any other nude
type of colour.
Another insider tip is to find out
what colour the bridesmaids will be
wearing and try to avoid wearing
T-shirts, jeans and sneakers
should be avoided by both men
and women for any type of wed-
ding, unless the invitation permits.
Pupils of Swaha hold a banner declaring that Violence is Not the Answer in
their anti-crime video.
Form Two students
form a peace sign.
Choosing wedding guest wear
The violence stops with us
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