Timmins students are learning about becoming local heroes.

Simon Wiesenthal Centre’s Tour for Humanity education bus made its final northern Ontario stops in Timmins this week. This education bus travels the province teaching students about diversity, democracy and Canadian civic rights. Grade five students at Pinecrest Public School learned about the Holocaust and human rights. Education Associate Daniella Lurion says for this junior workshop, students would learn about Simon Wiesenthal who was a Jewish child targeted by Hitler and the Nazi’s. Lurion says they discuss concentration camps at an age appropriate level with  story the students can relate to.

Lurion says from there they talk about some famous heroes like Anne Frank and how to become one. She says these kind of discussions can make a difference.

She says the goal of the bus is to get students to question things that they see or hear and stand up for what is right.

Simon Wiesenthal Centre’s Tour for Humanity bus. Photo Credit: Mackenzie Read – Moose FM

Grade five students at Pinecrest Public School talking about diversity. Photo Credit: Mackenzie Read – Moose FM