By Eleanor Wilson
BVE Teacher Librarian
The second floor of Begbie View Elementary school was unusually quiet on the morning of Tuesday, April 12. That’s because the intermediate classes participated in a Me To We campaign called the Vow Of Silence.
The campaign’s purpose was to raise awareness about global issues such as poverty, child labour, global warming, and pollution. The idea was to “make a statement by being silent” and to “speak for those whose voices are not heard.” Students marched from the school to Grizzly Plaza armed with headbands, signs, masks and other ways to communicate what issues concern them most. The students did an impressive job of a challenging task (being silent!), and shared their concerns in a meaningful way.
Here are some photos of their adventure in silent activism: