FOR A CAUSE - Students at Barrie Wilson Elementary School wore their orange shirts on Friday for Orange Shirt Day, which takes place Sept. 30th to keep the discussions happening about the impact of residential schools for years to come. photo submitted

FOR A CAUSE - Students at Barrie Wilson Elementary School wore their orange shirts on Friday for Orange Shirt Day, which takes place Sept. 30th to keep the discussions happening about the impact of residential schools for years to come. photo submitted

VIDEO: Red Deer students get behind good cause

Students and staff wear orange shirts to show that every child matters

Orange Shirt Day is officially today, but schools in Red Deer celebrated on Friday. All staff and students were encouraged to wear an orange shirt in an effort to recognize the experience of survivors of residential schools, to honour them, and to show a collective commitment to ensure that every child matters.