Students at St. Mary’s High School displayed deep compassion and understanding when they recognized the residential school experience with an art display.

The art display includes artwork created by the students in the religion class and is located in the front foyer of the Bruce Grey Catholic District School Board high school.

“I am not worried now for the next generation because these students are filled in their heart with compassion and empathy and their work tells us,” said Dorothy Ladd, a religions class educational assistant.

The display included medicine wheels, dreamcatchers and other works created by grade 12 religion students and was unveiled in a ceremony that featured singing and drumming by Ladd.

“It’s important to learn because you can’t change what happened. But we can make sure that it doesn’t happen again,” said 17-year-old Cameron Timmerman. “It’s all about awareness. If nobody knows there’s a problem, then it’s not going to be solved.”

One of the works of art was a mosaic medicine wheel created by Anna Myles and Maggie Perrault using 212 tiles painted by grade 12 students in the religions class.

Please join us in recognizing the compassion of the St. Mary’s High School religions class students.