Sep 30
Truth and Reconciliation Week at SPB (pictures)

This week was dedicated to Truth and Reconciliation at Senator Patrick Burns. The focus for this year was set by the CBE: Remembering the Lost Children. At SPB we approached this topic through a lens of empathy and understanding. Across the school, students engaged in meaningful lessons, conversations and reflections. Thursday was marked as Orange Shirt Day with a multitude of activities across the school, e.g. Indigenous Games in PE, making bannock in CTF, and students creating a artistic response which is currently on display in front of our school. Three of our classes were visited by Elder Ii'pum'saii'pi'aki, Barbara Scout, who is the great-grandmother of two of our students and herself a residential school survivor. Students in these classrooms were able to listen to a first-hand account about what it meant to lose one's name in residential school and simply becoming a number. We would like to thank Elder Ii'pum'saii'pi'aki, Barbara Scout, for spending the day with us and sharing her experiences and stories with some of our students

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