After the tragedy in Las Vegas, a Saskatoon high school is doing something to pick up people’s spirits.
Students at Marion Graham Collegiate have been making art cards this week with the words Spreading the Good. Marion Graham Students written across each one.
The initiative was started by art teacher Suzy Schwanke after noting how sombre staff and students were the day after the shooting, which left 58 people dead and hundreds more wounded. The injured included Ryan Sarrazin and Carrie-Lynn Denis from northwest Saskatchewan.
“I noticed just in the halls and in the classrooms, everyone seemed pretty down,” Schwanke said.
“We just wanted to do something positive in the wake of all this.”
She said the cards are meant to remind people good still exists in the world.
The colourful collage of cards displayed in the school’s art room contain images of animals, while others are more abstract. Schwanke said students came up with the slogan and designs on their own.
“The only thing they needed to do is making something happy.”
Schwanke said since they began more and more students are getting involved.
“It’s really nice to see people coming in and checking the cards out, so I’m hoping it will spread and we get as many people in the school involved as possible,” she said.
Schwanke noted they plan to start distributing the cards across Saskatoon next week.