Tignish students create warm welcome for Syrian refugees

A grade 4 French immersion class in Tignish wrote welcome messages on postcards for Syrian refugee children arriving in Canada this week.

Grade 4 students write cards of welcome for newcomers to Canada

A student concentrates on card-making in Corinne Kenny's Grade 4 class. (Laura Chapin/CBC)

A grade 4 French immersion class in Tignish wrote welcome messages on postcards for Syrian refugee children arriving in Canada this week. 

Corinne Kenny and her Grade 4 class at Tignish Elementary get into the spirit of giving. (Laura Chapin/CBC)

Most of Corinne Kenny's 22 students didn't know anything about Syria, why millions of people have had to flee, or why some refugees are coming to Canada.

Rainbows, hearts and smiley faces are symbols of happiness for this Grade 4 student at Tignish Elementary. (Laura Chapin/CBC)

The nine- and 10-year-olds are pleased knowing their messages will help make the refugees' start in Canada a little sweeter, letting them know Canadians are happy to have them here.

Tignish Elementary Grade 4 students are creating a warm welcome for Syrian refugee families. (Laura Chapin/CBC)

With files from Laura Chapin

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