Students learn about Canada’s history, people at city cemetery

school trip(Excerpt from the Winnipeg Free Press, Friday, October 31)

Emmanuel Santiago hadn’t expected the St. John’s Anglican Cathedral Cemetery to be full of people with “foreign names.” Such as?

“Like Archibald,” said the Grade 8 student from Andrew Mynarski VC School Thursday while taking part in Mr. Mike’s 40th annual social studies research field trip to a local cemetery that would be a perfect setting for any horror movie.

So on the eve of Halloween, on a cold, grey morning, with flakes of snow drifting down, about 100 children walked among the tombstones of people born in unfamiliar worlds who had died long before the kids were born. To read the entire article, click