Westcot Elementary Grade 6/7 • Be the Change

Awarded with the Vancouver Biennale BIG IDEAS artist collaborator grant in 2012, students of Westcot Elementary participated in the Vancouver Biennale BIG IDEAS 2013 Arts in Action. After the student visited Echoes, the theme of bullying emerged. The students were introduced with the BIG IDEAS: Be the Change by asking the question would they change if they put in themselves in someone else’s position? Guided by their classroom teachers, a spoken words artist and film/media artist, the students wrote a group poem and produced a short film to encourage taking action to overcome bullying and shared their message over the school website and with parents and other students during school assembly.


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