Julianne Suay, Mhel Mayor and Gabrielle Tian (front row, left to right) lead a presentation to a gym full of family and guests at St. Clement School May 29 about their care packages for newly-arrived immigrant families.

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Julianne Suay, Mhel Mayor and Gabrielle Tian (front row, left to right) lead a presentation to a gym full of family and guests at St. Clement School May 29 about their care packages for newly-arrived immigrant families.

June 24, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

EDMONTON – On May 29, the St. Clement Grade 5 students marked their successful completion of the international baccalaureate Primary Years Program with an exhibition.

The PYP Exhibition is a way for students to demonstrate, to their school and local community, what they have learned during their time in the PYP. This year's exhibition emphasized why people immigrate for a variety of reasons to change their future.

The Grade 5 students focused on researching the reasons for immigration and connected their own personal experiences since many of the students have experienced this first hand.

Their research culminated in a large social justice action project, involving the school community and special designates who built welcome packages that include donated items.

Each student was involved in a group action to write letters and make phone calls to many local businesses and organizations such as One World . . . One Center, Catholic Social Services, Staples and the Government of Canada in order to collect items.

Altogether, 200 packages were assembled and will be distributed to the Millwood's family of schools for newly-arrived immigrant families.

Students presented their knowledge and action through various media on the evening of exhibition.