This past Friday the Grade 8 class was able to take part in the program, Sparks of Change. This program includes 4 Arab Israelis and 4 Jewish Israelis. They were paired together and came to Toronto to educate people. They came to our class to lead a program about their lives in Israel and what it means to be an Arab Israeli and what it means to be a Jewish Israeli. We got to ask them questions, have open discussions and even play some basketball. This program really showed a deeper look into the life in Israel. It was especially nice to see all of the Israelis together and it really showed that we can take away our differences and get to know each other for who we are and not what the world portrays us to be. It was a very special experience that we will all remember and learn from in the future.
– Grade 8 Student