SCHOOLS need to work together.
This was the message to students of Suva Grammar and Marist Brothers High School during a reconciliation ceremony yesterday.
SGS headgirl Talei Gadekilakeba said it was important that the schools work together to move the country forward.
Miss Gadekilakeba said the fight between the schools had tarnished their reputations.
"For other students to stand from afar and watch the event unfold was really hard, particularly since it was of national interest," Miss Gadekilakeba said.
"We live in the same country and we breathe the same air which does not make us any different from each other.
"If we continue to fight in the future we are portraying to our brothers and sisters that violence is the answer when arguments happen."
She said the two schools closed a chapter and opened a new one.
MBHS head boy Jone Veisamasama said they hoped to move forward after the reconciliation so students could concentrate on their exams. Police Operations director SSP Maritino Qiolevu warned that if a similiar incident happened in the future the students would be taken to task.