Friday, September 29th was Orange Shirt Day. Orange Shirt Day is about recognizing the resiliency and bravery of Residential School Survivors. It is an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, school and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come.
To recognize Orange Shirt Day at Watson, our students placed orange handprints on a banner. At Watson we recognize that every child matters!
Our “We are Silent” day was a fabulous success! The day was filled with students from all grades being silent for personal causes such as mental health issues, poverty, animal abuse awareness and aboriginal issues. We raised over $260.00 to contribute to the library on Georgina Island!
Through this endeavour, we have begun a conversation with the First Nations community on the Island. We are excited to see how we can explore a mutually beneficial relationship through meaningful connection and education.
Thanks to our wonderful Watson Community for this great success!