Ms. Phillips, and her Grade 5/6,
Division 4 students, respond to Gord Downie's, "The Stranger," with a
collaborative poem of their own, "Chanie," complete with amazing artwork.
Chanie Wenjack ran away from his residential school to try and find his way home. A home that was 644 kilometres away. All he had with him was a jar with 7 matches. Chanie never made it home. At 12 years old, he died trying to see his family again.
Carisbrooke students were asked, "What would you take on a journey?"
Courage, Honesty, Humility, Love, Respect, Truth, Wisdom
Gord said: "Do something!"
Carisbrooke said: "We will!"
Finding the Secret Path Film/Chronicles website: Downie/Wenjack Secret Path Film