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SRPSD Schools Celebrate Orange Shirt Day

Wednesday, September 30, 2020, Saskatchewan Rivers Public schools celebrated Orange Shirt Day with various activities.

St. Louis Public School included students, from Grades 4 to 12, who participated in a virtual presentation from the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. They watched this two part series in their cohorts and followed up by honoring Residential school survivors.  The Grades Pre-K to 3 held conversations about the importance of why “Every Child Matters.”

Birch Hills Public School wore orange to bring awareness to students and families effected by Residential Schools.  The Grade 1 class spent some time reading a story called “Amik Loves School” and then shared what they loved most about school.  The Grade 4 class worked on a project that reminded us why they matter.  The Grade 6 class designed t-shirts in support of Every Child Matters.

Princess Margaret Public School is very fortunate to have, as their Educational Support teacher, Mr. Kakakaway, who provided his insight and knowledge of the past residential school system. Mr. Kakakaway gave a presentation to the Grades 4-8 students.

Wearing an orange shirt, and knowing its significance, is a small step we each can take as we journey towards truth and reconciliation together.