Oshawa teacher Martha Davis recently wrote to us about the students who participated in Project of Heart in her classroom this past term:
The students at Oshawa Central Collegiate Institute felt very proud to be a part of the truth and reconciliation process. They tried to capture aspects of aboriginal culture in the designing of the tiles. Students felt a personal connection to the children that have lost their lives in Indian Residential Schools. Being able to see the tiles and knowing that each tile commemorates a child lost made Canadian history very real. The smudging of the tiles was a very moving experience and students felt a lot of emotion during it. One student reflected on the project by saying, “This is a step in the right direction. We need to be doing more of this stuff.” Students are hopeful of a brighter future for all Canadians.