Grade 6 students from two very different schools are learning about tolerance and making some new friends.
Children from Charles H. Hulse Public School, which is predominantly Muslim, visited the Ottawa Jewish Community School on Nadolny Sachs Private Thursday to mark the 10th Annual Day of Cultural Understanding.
It was the first time these students met face-to-face, but they have been writing letters to each other and have become fast friends.
Charles H. Hulse teacher Patrick Mascoe started the initiative and says they hope to set an example not only for the children, but for the greater community.
"With all the problems in the Middle East, we thought the idea of Muslim kids and Jewish kids getting together and working together, we could set a good trend for our city," Mascoe tells CFRA.
He says students not only learn about another religion, but they forge friendships that stand the test of time.