Last week our school participated in Orange Shirt Day recognizing the harm the residential school system did to children's sense of self-esteem and well-being, and as an affirmation of our commitment to ensure that everyone around us matters.
"Every Child Matters"
is the message that we will convey to all our children.
We started with our big buddies.
After sharing Phylis's story and why we wear orange
the children were asked to draw pictures of themselves.
This was our first time together this school year so this activity gave the buddies
an opportunity to learn a little bit about each other.
And for some of the oldest and youngest students in our school to become comfortable together.
Once they finished their pictures they hung them on a bulletin board in the hallway.
The whole school can enjoy our board and add their own picture.
Looking forward to another year of buddying with Ms Smith's class.