On Tuesday, Narin Shamasi joined her classmates in the gym at Jackman Avenue Junior Public School in East York.
As a recording played out the music, Narin swung her arms behind her back and then back in front of her chest in a prayer motion; occasionally she froze in a tableau.
“All my life I’ve been waiting for, I’ve been praying for people to say … ‘We don’t want to fight no more,’” the song says.
She was preforming to the song “One Day,” by Matisyahu, a Jewish-American reggae vocalist.
“I always sing the song in my head and then I look at myself as if I’m doing it,” Narin said.