Kids' Guide to Jamaica

Children in Jamaica

Here you will learn something about school life in Jamaica and how Jamaican children spend their time. “Yah Man” (Don’t say “Mon” to a Jamaican) are you ready for a trip to Jamaica. In our Children in Jamaica  you can learn about the life of kids in Jamaica.

The school day usually begins at 8:00 in the morning and lasts until 2:00 pm or 2:30 pm in the afternoon. Some schools may have extra lessons for students who wish to improve on their studies.

The children at Jamaican schools wear a uniform. These are normally the school colors. Below is a picture of Jamaican children in uniform.

School children in Jamaica have several vacations

They get: one week during Easter, 3 months in the summer, 3 days National Heroes week, 2 Labor day, 2 weeks during Christmas and the new years.

All children take part in some type of sports at school. Track and Field and other sports such as football (soccer), cricket, swimming, field hockey, tennis, netball, and basketball are played.

Some of the games kids play when they are dandy shandy. One of the favorite board games played by Jamaican children is “lou do”.

As in many countries today one of the craze of children in Jamaica is electronic games played on the television screen.


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