For years, I have taken the grade 12s to the Vancouver Writers Festival in October to attend Word!, a spoken word poetry recitation by many accomplished Canadian poets. Students then have to creatively craft a response to anything they saw or heard that resonated with them. I am always impressed with the poems, visual arts, word collages, raps, and most recently, songs that come back the following week. Although this year’s field trip happened on Zoom, the work I got was just as thoughtful, inspiring, and beautifully composed as ever. This year, I would like to share the one and only acoustic song I have ever received. May you be as edified as I was by it’s powerful message.
Rebekah Loconte, Teacher
View the video here: https://youtu.be/lsA6YQYfAEY