Smiles, honks and waves as teachers stage parade for their students

Classrooms are closed, but kids and teachers manage to connect

Teachers and school workers, accompanied by RCMP, staged a parade through the streets of Princeton April 8 to entertain their self-isolated students and let them know they are missed.

Dozens of cars, many decorated with balloons and ribbons, drove the streets, and hundreds of children and their parents turned out at intersections and on their front yards to return the love.

There was sunshine, smiles, and lots of waves and honking.

“This is just awesome,” said Heather King, who has two school-aged children.

RCMP Sergeant Rob Hughes said the event was heartwarming.

“The parade went for over an hour. Seeing the smiles on the faces of kids and parents is just another example of what makes this community such an amazing place to live,” he said.

A school official stated: “The goal is to bring school spirit, support and motivation to our student. We also want parents and students know that we are still there for them even though we are not in a classroom setting.”

Check out a video of the parade below:

Related: Princeton teachers deliver food to students whose families need help

To report a typo, email:
publisher@similkameenspotlight.com
.



andrea.demeer@similkameenspotlight.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Okanagan home sales increase over last month, still below 2019 numbers: OMREB

Sales, listings see increase over May’s numbers but dwindle in comparison to 2019

Snowmobiling injects $30M yearly into Revelstoke economy: study

The sport also supports roughly 600 jobs locally

Revelstoke teen organizing protest supporting Black Lives Matter movement

Protesters are asked to wear a mask if they attend

Meet the new director at Revelstoke Railway Museum

Jim Cullen has worked in museums for over two decades

B.C. records four new COVID-19 cases, Abbotsford hospital outbreak cleared

Four senior home outbreaks also declared over, eight still active

Princeton RCMP sergeant kills cougar threatening residential neighborhood

An RCMP officer shot and killed a cougar, close to a residential… Continue reading

Pilot project approved: Penticton to allow alcohol in outdoor spaces

For almost two hours, council debated the proposed pilot project, before eventually passing it 4-2

Drugs, machete found in truck with stolen plate driven by Salmon Arm man

Chase RCMP arrest driver and have vehicle towed

RCMP, coroner investigate murder-suicide on Salt Spring Island

Two dead, police say there is no risk to the public

About 30% of B.C. students return to schools as in-class teaching restarts amid pandemic

Education minister noted that in-class instruction remains optional

Trudeau avoids questions about anti-racism protesters dispersed for Trump photo-op

Prime minister says racism is an issue Canadians must tackle at home, too

Top cop calls video of Kelowna Mountie striking suspect ‘concerning’

A video allegedly shows a Kelowna Mountie striking a man several times

B.C.’s Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics goes virtual

The annual event partnering RCMP with Special Olympians is dramatically altered by COVID-19

Most Read