Click on image above to see slideshow of student Jake Robinson’s work
It’s never been done before, but a talented high school student from Ontario has completed the remarkable feat of decorating the commemorative tiles for an entire Indian Residential School all by himself. Most students working on Project of Heart are given a set of 10 tiles to decorate, but, as reported by Port Perry’s High School Newsletter, “Jake Robinson was so inspired by this project that he has taken on the job to commemorate 200 children on his own, during his free time. His artistic talent speaks volumes of his passion for this commemorative project.”
Project coordinator Sylvia Smith was in Jake’s school in January and was lucky enough to meet her new hero. “It’s young people like Jake that give these children’s lives agency. We remember that our future is in these youth.” Smith is quick to add, that without the teachers on board, enthusiasm like Jake’s would not flourish. “It’s teachers like Nancy Hamer-Strahl who plant the seeds and keep them watered.” It was under Hamer-Strahl’s guidance that Jake was able to accomplish this mammoth task.
Thank you Jake Robinson! Project of Heart has come one step closer to completion with your dedication and persistence.