Students from Mamquam Elementary put their creative talents to use by displaying refugee-themed dioramas at the Sea to Sky School District’s monthly board meeting on May 9. “A sense of empathy and understanding for others, and a worldview and how things across the world can affect us as well,” said teacher Karen Wylie, when describing what educators hoped the students would learn. “We’re a global community...we want to take care of everybody.” Two other teachers, Kirsten Sollid, Tamara Wilkinson were also present at the meeting to help the students set up. The presentations were made after children from the school’s Grade 4 to 6 classes read the book Refugee by Alan Gratz. The novel paints a picture of three different refugee children at different time periods. One character is a Jewish boy in 1930s Nazi Germany, the other is a Cuban girl in 1994 and last is a Syrian child in 2015.