BUSAN, South Korea — On Tuesday 29th April Busan International International Foreign School held a yellow ribbon tying event in remembrance of those who lost their lives in the Sewol tragedy.
Students gathered together on the school’s campus to tie the ribbons before joining in a minute’s silence to consider the many young lives that were cut short by the disaster.
Head of School Mr. Stephen Palmer, who led the event, explained to the children gathered how they were joining the whole of Korea in mourning the loss of children who had their entire lives in front of them.
The entire BIFS community has been extremely saddened by the Sewol disaster, and the school has striven to reflect the wider grief felt in Korean society. Large off-campus recreational events have been cancelled, and public events or performances have been limited wherever appropriate. The school’s website at bifskorea.org now carries the Sewol yellow ribbon symbol prominently on its homepage.
The school will continue to support guidelines from the Ministry of Education, the National Government or Busan City Government in showing sensitivity in the aftermath of the Sewol tragedy at what is a difficult time for the entire country.