A Grade 7 class at Eugene Reimer Center Faculty in Abbotsford has created an online web page and brief video that’s stuffed with statements on what it means to be Canadian.
The scholars in Nerlap Sidhu’s class have been engaged on the undertaking – known as “We Are Canada” – since final September, gathering statements and pictures from college students, mother and father, cops, firefighters and group members from throughout Canada.
Sidhu mentioned somebody is represented from every area of Canada, and the undertaking has allowed college students to “outline what it means to be Canadian in 2020 utilizing their perspective and voices.”
The scholars video-conferenced with some faculties and linked over the cellphone with others.
Greater than 200 submissions had been obtained in February of this 12 months, and the video manufacturing passed off in March and April, with the assistance of a former pupil, Gurman Sidhu of Peakproductions.
Sidhu mentioned the undertaking was initially to be devoted to all Canadians, however on account of COVID-19, the scholars requested that the video be devoted to important employees.
“The dominant theme that got here out of this undertaking is that we, as Canadians, are wired to serve our group by working collectively,” she mentioned.
“This We Are Canada video makes all Canadians really feel like we’re a part of one thing larger, which we’re, as a substitute of simply feeling remoted whereas being caught at residence.”
Sidhu mentioned the video additionally showcases the nation’s range and that, as distinctive as we’re as Canadians, we maintain true to the identical values resembling kindness and togetherness, and perceive the significance of serving our group.
“This video is a reminder that collectively we’re really stronger,” she mentioned.
The webpage, which incorporates all of the pictures that didn’t make it into the video, may be discovered at websites.google.com/be taught34.com/eugene-reimer/i-am-statement