Seventeen boys from John Gray High School spent part of their day at the Ritz-Carlton, learning to be well-mannered young men.
They took part in the first day of the “Boys to Men” programme, today learning about etiquette and becoming better role models for the rest of the student body.
The students were awarded ties, to show the school community that they are becoming men.
Today’s lesson taught them how to be presentable at the dinner table.
Eventually they will take their mothers out to dinner to show off the skills they learned today.
“This teaches us to how to be a proper gentleman, how to treat people, how to influence others into proper things,” said Grade 10 John Gray Student, Barry-Dre Tibbetts.
“Once again growing up we were told that the lady would consider how he treats his mother to see how he would be treating his female in the future, so if the boys can get some understanding, some heightened feelings about treating their mothers proper decent like a gentleman, I think we will be looking to have a better future with these boys,” said John Gray High School Counselor, Christopher Murray
The boys to men programme will be going to numerous businesses on Island, to give the students an understanding of all the different careers and opportunities that are available for them with the skills they’re being taught.