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iN VIDEO: Kamloops teachers host celebratory 'reverse' car parade for students

Kamloops School of the Arts Principal Sydney Griffith at the reverse car parade, May 7.
Image Credit: YOUTUBE/ School District 73
May 08, 2020 - 9:54 AM

We've seen drive-throughs. We've seen social distancing car parades. Yesterday, Kamloops teachers decided to put the two together.

Teachers and support staff lined the street in front of the Kamloops School of the Arts yesterday, May 8, wearing masks and waving signs.

Students and their families drove through their 'reverse' car parade honking their horns and spreading some cheer. 

Staff served up bags of homemade bannock through car windows in the most Canadian way ever: with a snow shovel.

In the video, Kamloops School of the Arts principal Sydney Griffith explained that because students lived in so many different neighbourhoods, they decided to hold the reverse parade at the school so students could safely come to them. 

She added that the goal was for students having anxiety around the pandemic to see teachers taking precautions, but having fun as well. 

"The first experience they'll have seeing us before they come back will be so fun. And yes, we're wearing masks, and that's a good thing," she said.

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