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Children at Saint-Grégoire Elementary School recently painted a mural.

Saint-Grégoire students paint new link in mural

It seemed like all 145 of the children who attend Saint-Grégoire Elementary School in Vankleek Hill were dripping with paint on September 21, when The Review stopped by for a visit.

The children were participating in “La Francoderole,” a project which unites Francophone school children from across Canada and the United States in creating a shared mural.

The project is lead by Quebec artist Jean-Pierre Arcand, who travels from school to school painting with children. At each school he adds a new section to the growing mural.

Arcand has been working on this project for the past 14 years and it was the first time that Saint-Grégoire students participated. School Principal Denis Desaulniers said that every student had a chance to participate.

The Grade 4, 5 and 6 students were tasked with creating a link in the travelling mural. Children in the lower grades created a separate mural to be displayed at the school.


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