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The benefits of silence

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Blumenort School teacher Chantal Johnson (centre) writes on her hand while standing  with students participating in We Are Silent Day.

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Blumenort School teacher Chantal Johnson (centre) writes on her hand while standing with students participating in We Are Silent Day. Photo Store

Although I find it laudable the students at Blumenort School are getting involved in global issues, to be silent for the day seems to me the most peculiar of tactics (Their silence speaks volumes, April 15).

I have always been of the opinion change comes about through speaking out, through being heard.

Having said that, I'm thinking all the teachers at Blumenort School must have been overwhelmingly supportive of this approach.

 

TOM SHERBROOK

Gimli

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition April 19, 2014 A16

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