Two LDSB students Jakob and Aliya have moved on from the Kingston Regional Heritage Fair to the Young Citizens competition. The Young Citizens program focuses on citizenship and is a complementary component to Heritage Fair, an annual event where students present the results of their research on Canadian heroes, legends and key events in Canadian history. Participants in the Young Citizens program make a short video about their heritage fair topic, much like an news report or short documentary. The student videos are posed online and reviewed by a panel of judges.
Jakob D is a student at Southview Public School in Napanee. His project 'A Nation Moving Forward - Truth and Reconciliation' provides an overview of the history of Canada's residential schools and the development of The Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Jacob says his project shows how "...Canadians can help ensure the history of Aboriginal communities are not forgotten but respected as Canadians move forward as a Nation working together to correct the wrong that was done."
Aliya B. is also a student at Southview P.S. Her project examines the Seven Grandfather Teachings and how these teachings will help Canadians on their path to truth and reconciliation.
The video competition is open until July 7.