“At RMHC Toronto School, we believe that learning goes beyond the classroom,” says Katie Doering, Principal of RMHC Toronto School.  

In April, students at RMHC Toronto School had a chance to explore their artistic side. On April 25, they enjoyed a private tour of the Textile Museum, made possible through the generosity of the Morel Family Foundation.

The students enjoyed a special exhibit showcasing the work of Padina Bondar, a hybrid designer, artist, and activist. She is known for transforming plastic waste like garbage bags into dresses, jewelry, and other high-end textiles. Students also visited the museum’s regular collection, which features textiles from around the world.

“The curriculum came alive for students on this trip,” says Katie Doering. “I enjoyed watching their amazement at the various types of fabrics and the intricate designs on display.”

After, they were invited to try out the looms and create original yarn or paper art. They embraced the opportunity with open arms and let their creativity flow! The trip was a great opportunity for the children to experience art and culture firsthand.

But that was not the only creative experience school students had last month. Students also enjoyed a workshop from Suitcase Theatre, which uses live theatre and creative activities to share messages about bullying, appreciation for diversity, and creative problem-solving. The workshops are a chance for the students to express themselves and learn new skills in a fun and engaging way. Suitcase Theatre generously donates one workshop a month to RMHC Toronto School that includes activities like dress-up, dancing, singing, arts + crafts, puppetry and amusing skits.

“These experiences allow our students to explore their creativity, expand their knowledge, and connect with the world around them,” says Katie Doering. “We are committed to providing our students with a well-rounded education that addresses their unique needs, and these experiences are a vital part of that commitment.”

RMHC Toronto ensures families do not have to choose between supporting their seriously ill child and making sure their children are not falling behind in school.  

Our field trips and meaningful experiences throughout the school year are made possible through the generosity of the Morel Family Foundation. Thanks to our donors, RMHC Toronto School continues providing a nurturing and stimulating environment for seriously ill children and their siblings.