PG School Participates in Victims and Survivors of Crime Week
Students create human mandala
Prince George, B.C. – Three locally based victim service providers teamed up with Immaculate Conception School to mark the beginning of ‘BC Victims and Survivors of Crime Week’ today.
Close to 200 K-7 students participated by creating a human mandala.
“The idea of a mandala in general is the temporary nature of them and the fact that they’re kind of transitory and they’re created and then they kind of come apart,” said Krista Levar, RCMP victim services coordinator.
“And there’s that moment of peace and healing that comes from creating a mandala. That’s what we wanted to capture here today.”
“It was a real team effort,” said principal Donncha O’Callaghan. “The message to the students is to always be on the lookout for someone who needs help and when you stop and you look there is someone there who needs help.”
The 7th annual event included all victim service providers in town – RCMP Victim Services, Community-based Victim Services (Elizabeth Fry Society) and the Aboriginal Community-based Victim Services (Native Friendship Centre).