Students honour Nelson Mandela

Nick Moase
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Students at the Dr. John C. Wickwire Academy took on a special project after hearing Nelson Mandela passed away.

Students from the Dr. John C. Wickwire Academy took on a special project in remembrance of Nelson Mandela, creating doves with words of inspiration on them. Most of the school participated in the project.

Two teachers, Sharon Mason and Teresa Webb, wanted to talk to the students about the impact that Nelson Mandela had on the world and his global contributions. They knew that not many children would know who he was or what he stood for.

So to teach the students they wrote up a short biography on his accomplishments, and came up with the idea of creating doves as a symbol of peace and love.

Using cut out doves, teachers asked younger students to write about what peace means to them, and older students wrote their thoughts or quotes from Mandela.

Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATH) coordinator Misty Nauss also incorporated the doves into classroom visits that day. Some students even stayed in at recess to help put up the doves.


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