Classrooms across the province have been empty for weeks due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, causing many students to miss their teachers.
One Langley school decided to cheer up its students on Tuesday by organizing a physical distancing parade, allowing teachers and staff to say hello to their students from the safe distance of their vehicles.
Lynn Fripps Elementary planned the parade with the local police for teachers and staff members to graciously greet their students and parents who cheered them on from their driveways and front yards.
Lynn Fripps elementary school teachers and parents in #Langley showing community support and celebrating kids birthdays all over the neighbourhood during this #COVID19 pandemic. @cbcnewsbc @CTVVancouver @QMFM pic.twitter.com/ldtxpcWlSO
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“It was so lovely to see the students [on Tuesday]. We really miss them,” Katie Winterbottom, a Grade 2/3 teacher at Lynn Fripps, told Daily Hive.
“Our job isn’t the same without seeing them face to face daily. [The] event made the whole community come together and feel connected during a really tough time. It was very emotional.”