Oshawa Central Collegiate Institute students connect personally to Project of Heart

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.

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