At Cousteau School, we commemorated the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Friday, September 29. This orange shirt day was a commemorative day intended to raise awareness of the intergenerational impacts of residential schools, and to promote the concept of “Every Child Matters”. The day started with the land acknowledgement and continued with actions devoted to the indigenous question adapted to the age of the students: students created orange shirts on which they wrote messages, they read stories or studied poems by indigenous authors, they also watched documentary films.
These actions will be extended throughout the school year.