On Monday, September 30th, RWBB recognized Orange Shirt Day. Guest author David Robertson came to our school assembly and gave a powerful presentation regarding the meaning of Orange Shirt Day. Mr. Robertson wrote the book “When We Were Alone” and was kind enough to autograph the copies we have in our school library.
What is Orange Shirt Day?
Orange Shirt Day is a day for First Nations, local governments, schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come. It grew out of Phyllis’ story of having her shiny new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school at the Residential School, and it has become an opportunity to keep the discussion on all aspects of residential schools happening annually.
At RWBB, we will recognize Orange Shirt Day on September 30th at the morning assembly. Students will wear orange.
For more information about Orange Shirt Day, please visit this site: http://www.orangeshirtday.org/
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