March Break Music Camp Connects with Refugee Camp

Something very special happened at this year’s Dixon Hall Music School March Break Music Camp at Hart House Farm. School Director Bob McKitrick arranged for a live Skype Video call to a school in a Syrian Refugee Camp in Azraq, Jordan. Among the shared performances, our kids sang “What the World Needs Now” to the Syrian kids and they in turn sang the Beatles’ Classic, “Here Comes the Sun” to our kids. A fascinating discussion took place around life in Canada, in Syria and in a refugee camp and the impact the Syrian war has had on so many children. Lexi Shereshewsky, director of the refugee camp school who speaks both Arabic and English acted as translator on the call. What an educational opportunity for all kids involved and what a great way to mark the 10th anniversary of the March Break Music Camp sponsored by the Minstrel Foundation. Hats off to Bob McKitrick for initiating this great learning opportunity for all.