A visit to every school in the country is a planned initiative of His Excellency Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmon ORTT, SC since assuming office. Its intention is to interact with every child of school age from infants to Upper Level to express upon them their value to the country and to engender in them the importance of “doing the right thing because it is the right thing to do”. To this end His Excellency visits each classroom and have the children make the following pledge:
I Promise My Country, The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago,
My Parents, My Teachers And Myself
To Always Do The Right Thing Because It Is The Right Thing To Do
After which, each child and staff member of the school is given a royal blue wristband with gold writing. His Excellency explains the symbolic use of the two (2) is because they are the Presidential Colours. The band carries the Presidential Wreath and the last line of the pledge.
On January 7, 2015, His Excellency embarked on his objective to visit every school directing his attention on the Primary schools first.