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Elementary students explore residential school history at Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Students from Laura Secord School are in the midst of a months-long project that will help other children understand how they can make a difference when it comes to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action.

Laura Secord School students in midst of months-long project focused on TRC's calls to action

Laura Secord School teacher Jackie Cleave shows students Leah Mackinnon, centre, and Cooper Johnson, right, some of the displays about residential schools at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. (CBC)

Students from Winnipeg's Laura Secord School are in the midst of a months-long project that will help other children understand how they can make a difference when it comes to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's calls to action.

On Wednesday, they spent the day at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

The kids have been exploring the issue of residential schools for years, said teacher Jackie Cleave.

Later in the school year, after learning about the history and context of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the students will work on finding ways to put the calls to action into practice.

CBC's Meagan Fiddler caught up with the students to find out what they have learned.
Students from Laura Secord School are in the midst of a months-long project that will help other children understand how they can make a difference when it comes to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's calls to action. 2:25