News Provincial and Demonstration Schools Commemorate Truth and Reconciliation Week
Provincial and Demonstration Schools Commemorate Truth and Reconciliation Week
Date: September 30, 2022 | Categories:
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From September 26 to 30, 2022 the Provincial and Demonstration Schools are commemorating Truth and Reconciliation Week. Our schools held a variety of events throughout the week to provide opportunities for learning about the history of the residential school system and reflecting on the impacts it has had on First Nation, Métis and Inuit people, families, and communities.
Please enjoy some photos showing some of the projects and events held by our schools this week.
Artwork completed by WRMS secondary students in consultation with local Indigenous leaders at Six Nations. The feathers were done in the pottery studio or made with other materials- all of which are tactually distinct. The band and lettering were done with students who have low-vision in mind and also include braille. In the coming weeks WRMS will add a “sound umbrella” to this display. When you stand under this device, which will be located above the art, it will play pre-determined music and spoken-word sounds. It will be used to play stories of survival in residential schools. It will be fully immersive and accessible for all of the students.
Information display about the Indigenous lands we live on at Sagonaska Demonstration School
Art display at Sagnoska Demonstration School
A grade 7 history project for Truth and Reconciliation Day at Sagonaska
Display board at Amethyst Demonstration School for Truth and Reconciliation Day
Amethyst students showing an Indigenous land acknowledgement
Amethyst students tying orange ribbons to the fence to commemorate Truth and Reconciliation Day
Amethyst students playing Indigenous games in phys-ed classes
A bulletin board created by the grade 5 class at Robarts for Truth and Reconciliation Week
Orange ribbons tied on the Robarts School property fence along one of London’s busiest streets
An indigenous garden planted in front of the Robarts School