Halloween event
Published: Oct 30, 2020

“There is something very special for children to look out at their own school field and see it covered with pumpkins,“ said Hamilton Elementary School principal Mark McCallum.

With field trips being cancelled this year due to the pandemic, the school community decided to bring the pumpkin patch to the school. On Friday morning, over 300 pumpkins made the journey from Westham Pumpkin & Herb Farm in Delta to an empty field in East Richmond. 

In the midst of a very challenging year, staff have searched for ways to bring a sense of joy and normalcy to their students. “Now more than ever, it is important to teach children to find silver linings during the global pandemic and to develop and maintain resiliency,” said Mr. McCallum.

As this is an outdoor event and the school grounds at Hamilton are very large, staff were able to plan the event with the utmost safety in mind. This event is all about being safe and having fun. The field will be divided into two sections based on the outdoor play groups, while all proper health and safety protocols such as physical distancing, use of face masks, and hand washing will be implemented.

“If we can't guarantee Hamilton students will have the same Halloween as they normally would, this year, we can bring some Halloween memories to Hamilton,” said Mr. McCallum.

 

汉密尔顿小学的万圣节摘南瓜活动

看见自己学校的操场布满了南瓜,这对孩子们来说是种特别的体验!汉密尔顿小学的校长马克.麦卡勒姆说。

在今年的疫情之下,农场摘南瓜活动被取消了,学校团体群策群力决定把南瓜地搬到学校来。周五清晨,超过300只大南瓜,从三角洲的西汉姆南瓜种植农场,一路被运送到了位于列治文东部空荡荡的小学操场。

在这充满挑战的一年,学校教职员工一直在想尽办法让学生感受到欢乐和“常态”。“教会孩子们在困境中找寻一线希望,保持韧性,在这段时期显得尤为重要。”马克校长说。

因为活动在户外进行,汉密尔顿小学的校园十分宽敞,员工从而能够在策划活动时最大程度地考虑安全性,  做到有趣与安全兼顾。操场根据学生进行户外活动的组别分为两块区域。在整个活动过程中,贯彻执行所有的卫生安全措施,例如保持身体距离,鼓励学生佩戴口罩和洗手。

马克校长表示,“也许我们不能保证汉密尔顿小学的学生们拥有一个和往常一样的万圣节,但至少在今年我们一起努力为汉密尔顿带来了一些难忘的万圣节记忆!”