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

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.

Grade 4 student art Tignish Elementary

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

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

With files from Laura Chapin