On September 30 each year, many people wear bright orange shirts to honour residential school survivors and their families. Orange Shirt Day kicks off talks about anti-racism, discrimination and the impact of residential schools.
At McKechnie, were introduced to Phyllis Webstad and her story during two school wide assemblies. Students watched a video of Phyllis, explaining the origins and importance of Orange Shirt day and also heard The Orange Shirt Story, read by Mrs. Carswell.
In the spirit of reconciliation, many students and staff wore orange shirts to honour residential school survivors and show that we believe Every Child Matters.