The Grade 11 class went on two field trips as a part of their learning about Human Rights in Canada.
Their first visit was to The Canadian Museum for Human Rights, where students interacted with hands on exhibits, and participated in discussions and activities promoting awareness of human rights violations in Canada’s past. Students were challenged to consider how we are working towards a more just future.
Ten students also visited a Hutterite colony school to learn more about the contributions minority groups have made to Canadian society. It was interesting seeing how Hutterites structure their community, make decisions as a group and learning about their history here in Manitoba. The highlight of the day was meeting members of their community; talking with people and seeing how their culture is similar to our own.
These trips helped students understand the society they live in and how they can contribute as active members of their communities now and in the future.