Primary schools commemorate World Prayer Day

If you've ever heard the saying, prayers go up, blessings come down, well today that may have been true for thousands of primary school students as they released balloons with personal prayers written on them towards destined for heaven.

It's all part of an initiative to commemorate world prayer day and today primary schools across the country released hundreds of balloons, with hopes for a reduction in crime.

Cameraman Ivan Toolsie was there, and Otto Barrington tells us more.