We are a group of twenty-four Grade 6 Late French Immersion students from École Harwood Elementary who took portraits of fourteen seniors who are residents at a seniors apartment complex near our school. We took the photos in order to give voice to those who have the most life experience and yet are often the most silent in our society - our senior citizens. We wanted to go OUTSIDE the classroom to learn from those who are INSIDE a retirement residence in order to bring back to our school are share INSIDE the school's walls the stories behind the photos.
As the photos and video clips reveal, the stories shared and friendships built will have a lasting impact on us all.
The project has acted as a catalyst towards more collaboration and relationship-building between the students and the seniors. Learning is truly for life.