Raven Torches light up school gym

Teacher Kim Walters applied to the Cowichan Bay Maritime Museum which received grant funding to provide schools the wooden torches with a design by local aboriginal artist, Herb Rice. The story of how the raven stole the light and gave it to the people was also shared with each class. The students then painted Rice's design on the torch with acrylics and inserted a battery tealite into the beak. The gym sparkled with the 100 twinkling lights of the torches as each class paraded around the gym. In collaboration with the First Nation studies, teacher Ms. Davis, showed the students a video on the Olympic Torch to celebrate the Olympic's opening day.

Teacher Kim Walters applied to the Cowichan Bay Maritime Museum which received grant funding to provide schools the wooden torches with a design by local aboriginal artist, Herb Rice. The story of how the raven stole the light and gave it to the people was also shared with each class. The students then painted Rice’s design on the torch with acrylics and inserted a battery tealite into the beak. The gym sparkled with the 100 twinkling lights of the torches as each class paraded around the gym. In collaboration with the First Nation studies, teacher Ms. Davis, showed the students a video on the Olympic Torch to celebrate the Olympic’s opening day.

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