DAREarts Vancouver Day 2: Finding our Voices

dsc_0084From January 20th to 26th, the grade 7s at Britannia Elementary School will be working with DAREarts’ team of artist-educators to ignite their inner leadership. Here is a report on the second day from Lead Teacher Shelley MacDonald:

“Epic, Incredible, Thankful!” These three words really sum up day 2 for Vancouver DAREarts!

The day opened with Elder Nk’xetko sharing her story of finding her voice again after residential school and teaching the students about the importance of friendship through a Traditional Indigenous Round dance.  dsc_0077

Students then took these experiences and channeled them into the lyrics for their song with Author Lori Sherritt facilitating brilliantly. Tomorrow these creative leadership students head into the recording studio with guest musician Kurt Von Hahn.

“I can’t wait for tomorrow!” The DAREarts delegates said as they put away their paints after an incredible prop making session with Visual Artist Tracie Stewart.

DAREarts is a children’s charity that uses the arts to empower at-risk young people to become leaders. Our lead supporters are Northbridge Insurance, Scotiabank, and TD Bank Group. Supporters of this DAREarts Vancouver program are ArtStarts and Parker Art Salon. We would like to give special thanks to Presentation House and to Britannia Elementary and Secondary Schools.

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