A Social Studies 10 class at Rick Hansen Secondary has created and produced a video called Boxes.

A Social Studies 10 class at Rick Hansen Secondary has created and produced a video called Boxes.

Rick Hansen students create video about inclusivity

‘Boxes’ developed as part of class project

A Grade 10 social studies class at Rick Hansen Secondary in Abbotsford has produced a video, called Boxes, to spread awareness about inclusivity.

The class of 23 students based the project on the All That We Are video that was released on YouTube in January.

“The class was looking at the identity of Canada as an inclusive, multicultural society. Since the course is project-based, students created the video to demonstrate their understanding of inclusivity,” said teacher Laura McDonald.

The students divided into groups to re-write the script and make a student version.

Filming was done under the direction of McDonald, with the support of several other teachers.

The class gathered other students from the school to be divided into “boxes” and school staff were also asked to represent the various boxes, such as teacher, coach and principal.

A few members of the school’s video club helped with set-up, filming and editing, while the music was created by one of the school’s Grade 12 students.

McDonald said the project took about two weeks of class time and many hours outside of the school day to complete.