Regina’s Trek School takes to the airwaves; interviews Residential School expert


Here’s teacher Karen McIver from Regina’s Trek School talking about her the opportunity her class had to become radio journalists for a day:

On Friday, December 14, 2012 six students in our Social Justice class created a radio show as volunteers with Amnesty International and Regina Community Radio (CJTR) on 91.3 FM from 12pm-1pm.

The radio show topic was Residential Schools. Hannah, Cortney, Tim, Chris and Corallee interviewed special guest Dr. Shauneen Pete about the impacts of residential schools on Aboriginal and Settler people in Canada and specifically Saskatchewan. The students were inspired and experienced an amazing learning opportunity from interviewing Dr. Pete.
The radio show was inspired by a class project undertaken called Project of Heart. A Governor General award winning educational project designed by Saskatchewan born Sylvia Smith and her high school students. The class participated in decorating 350 tiles dedicated to the lives of children lost due to Residential Schools. Participants all across Canada participated in this Project decorating thousands of tiles. The radio show was our class’ Social Justice action as part of the Project to educate others about the significance of Residential Schools and how that shapes our culture today as Canadians.

Listen to the podcast here!

Project of Heart says “Bravo!” to the Trek School students for using their new-found knowledge about the Residential School Era to interview an expert in the field!

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