By Tulay Yalcin, Linden Teacher
This year, Remembrance Day was organized by Grade 10 students during our Tuesday morning gathering in the gym. Here are some of the questions and thoughts they shared with Linden students:
What does peace feel like, smell like, look like, taste like?
Why are you thankful for peace?
How can you help the people that are affected by wars?
Why is it important to reflect and discuss peace?
Throughout the month of November, the poppy is used as an emblem of Remembrance Day. Every year, on the eleventh day, of the eleventh month, during the eleventh hour, the contributions of all soldiers that have risked their lives in battle are commemorated. We want to put an emphasis on peace, and not only on the soldiers, but also the civilians who have been affected by past and current conflicts.
Part of the morning's activities included creating a collaborative work of art to display student thoughts about peace and provide more personal meaning to Remembrance Day. Students created a poster (pictured above) by writing their thoughts on paper poppies.
Thank you to our Grade 10 students for organizing a wonderful event!