Friday 18 December 2015

Clothing Donation

Thank you to all of our families in the Bayview Fairways community who donated clothing to help  with the winter clothing drive for the Syrian refugees, whom we are welcoming to Canada. 

This is a wonderful way for our students to understand, firsthand, the character traits of compassion and empathy.  Just this week, the students in grade 5/6 were discussing the refugee crisis in class. One of the questions the students were discussing in talk partners was, 

"As you see it, how should the world respond to recent events in Syria?  Give reasons to support your response".

This type of lesson, focuses on social justice issues through the lens of the inquiry approach and is part of our social studies curriculum.