Project Profile

Project Title:
Syrian Refugee Puppet Project
Imagineaction Social Action Projects
School Name:
Riverview High
School board / First Nations school jurisdiction:
Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board
Project Theme:
  • Engage [active & participatory citizenship]
Grade Level:
9, 10, 11, 12
Subject Areas:
The Arts
Nova Scotia
Community Partners:
Lifeline Syria Cape Breton
Amanda MacDougall

Syrian Refugee Puppet Project

Students will do research on the plight of the Syrian refugees who are coming to Cape Breton. They will design puppets for the children that will help them cope with post traumatic stress disorder. Art has tremendous possibilities to work across cultural and language barriers and help children communicate their thoughts an feelings.

Update (February-12-16)

Getting Started:

Students were asked to sketch a favorite childhood toy. Asking them to remember the comfort that toy provided puts them in the right frame of mind to design a toy for a child refugee/newcomer. What did the toy feel like? What colours and design elements are pleasing to a child? Describe what animal or character the toy represented.

Update (March-10-16)

More photos of puppets for Syrian refugees.