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I have recently been promoted into a new Vice-Principal role at Stevenson-Britannia Elementary School here in Winnipeg. While my responsibilities have increased and my time has decreased, I still make sure I am able to help develop creative projects with students. At a recent meeting with elementary administrators in our division, it was suggested that I develop a "theme song" to unite our schools and share our values and beliefs. We approached senior management and were given the go-ahead to explore what this project might look and sound like. While it is in the early development stage, a number of creative ideas have been discussed with students and a title for our song project has been chosen:
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“Soldier, so young and brave with pure valour, we remember in silence the sacrifices you made to protect our freedom.”
I have always wanted to write a tribute song for Remembrance Day to my Grandfather who served in World War II as a Flying Officer. When I was planning out my project, I decided to expand on the idea and use the song as a vehicle for teaching and learning with my students.
I applied for and received an Equity and Social Justice Initiative Grant through Manitoba Teacher’s Society to create Soldier, a powerful collaborative song mosaic and video tribute which deals with the conflict and sacrifice of war from a child’s perspective.
“Soldier, so young and brave with pure valour, we remember in silence… We remember the fallen, heroes are forever…”