Fort Rupert Elementary Grade 6/7 teacher Marlei Boyko shows off the display of international art the school received through the International Art Exchange.

Fort Rupert Elementary Grade 6/7 teacher Marlei Boyko shows off the display of international art the school received through the International Art Exchange.

Fort Rupert Elementary embraces international art

PORT HARDY—"What's in your Head" program delivers art from around the world for student study

Using art as a teaching tool to examine culture in other countries is the focus of a program on right now at Fort Rupert Elementary School.

The school is participating in an international art exchange through the One World Classrooms program.

One World Classrooms is a unique learning opportunity for students to experience art and culture from other students their age around the world.

“This is our third time doing the program,” said Grade 6/7 teacher Marlei Boyko.

The school has put up a display of art they received from 15 countries including the United States, Mexico, Paraguay, India, Thailand, Philippines, Armenia, Romania, Ukraine, Albania, China, and Macedonia.

“In turn our school has sent out art (K-7) to be displayed in schools around the world,” Boyko said.

“Our school made artwork that reflected where we live and who we are,” she said.

The For Rupert School program was called “What’s in your head”.