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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 13, No. 5. March 30, 1950

Wellington celebrates World Youth Week

Wellington celebrates World Youth Week

Led by the Waterside Junior Band, and with remarkably little preparation, members of the Wellington affiliates to the World Federation of Democratic Youth marched with banners in support of peace, higher bursaries for students and daylight training for apprentices, from the Government Printery to the Public Library last Friday night. Members of the V.U.C. Students Association, the Progressive Youth League, and the Police Force were present in varying numbers. Many passers-by took a friendly interest in the procession, some called out encouraging remarks, and a few Joined in.

After the procession had dispersed, participants made their way, to the St John's Ambulance Hall in Vivian St., where a most successful dance was held, M.C.—Mr George Goddard.

Celebrations were a great deal better than in previous years, but we trust that 1951 will be able to put on an even better show. World Youth Week has a great tradition. Founded in 1943 by the World Youth Council—wartime predessor of WFDY—World Youth Week was set as the first week in the European spring, symbolic of the aspirations and energies of the new generation. May it be even here an annual occasion for rededication to the cause of world peace and a better life for the young of all the world.