Flin Flon School Division is recognizing Orange Shirt Day Monday. Superintendent Tammy Ballantyne says it’s a way to honor the survivors of residential schools and the children who did not survive. She explains teachers will teach the story behind the orange shirt about Phyllis Webstad who was a student six years old attending Mission BC in a residential school. She came to school wearing a brand new orange shirt and it was taken away from her so the color orange has always reminded her of that experience and how her feelings didn’t matter so now the orange shirt symbolizes the commitment to ensure everyone around us matters.
Ballantyne adds there’s an Every Child Matters campaign at McIsaac School where they’re writing to Prime Minister Trudeau to ensure all students are valued, the Library is providing material for the classes and information will be posted to Facebook to keep the conversation going.