Loughborough Public School
(Group of children 0-12)
The Loughborough Public School is passionate about their role in reconciliation and responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action. Students have been actively engaged in a variety of reconciliation activities to create culturally safe and inclusive spaces within their school community. For 4 years they ran a program called 'Classroom Without Walls' where students studied on the land for a week in the Fall and Spring, learning from Elders, artists and naturalists. Students also participated in the Anishinaabemowin Language Pilot Program.
Students made artistic contributions to the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation's Imagine a Canada initiative and then celebrated this achievement through a community feast and traditional storytelling with Elders.
The school built a relationship with Pikangikum First Nation where students learned about the community and culture and also created a campaign called 'Pairs for Pik' where everyone collected and donated mitts and socks.
In the Spring of 2019, the students participated in their first Bear Witness Day celebration.