Building positive relationships and creating positive experiences are the focus of Silverdale Elementary this year, according to principal Rob Clark.
“As we continue to navigate teaching and learning during the COVID 19 pandemic, we are noticing how many seasonal experiences get missed by students and families. Since it wasn’t feasible to take students to the pumpkin patch, we brought the pumpkin patch to the students.”
After filling up a truck with pumpkins from Willowview Farms in Abbotsford on Monday night, volunteers set out early Tuesday morning to create a Silverdale Style Pumpkin Patch Experience for all Kindergarten to Grade 6 students.
Students walked over to the field at Silverdale Hall, chose a pumpkin, posed for some pictures, and drank apple cider.
“Knowing that the daycare and pre-school kids that are part of Silverdale Elementary would see what was happening, we made sure to buy more than enough pumpkins for them as well,” said Clark, adding “we wanted to make sure that everyone had the opportunity to experience the fall tradition of going to the pumpkin patch while honouring the Ministry of Health guidelines for Covid-19.”