Some of Lloydminster’s youngest are helping to share a message of love and perseverance which can seen by all travelling through the city on Highway 16.
Mother Teresa Early Childhood Education Centre students took on a school-wide project during their annual Winter Carnival. Together the students used ice blocks to create a wall outside of the Southeast part of the school. Within the ice wall are a few block that were dyed red and placed into the shape of a heart.
Pre-Kindergarten teacher Sarah Roiquist says the heart represents the staff and students spreading their love to the community. She adds it took the entire staff to come together to make sure the event could be held again.
“With everything that’s been going on our school hasn’t been able to get together and do things as a whole. This is huge for us to be able to have all the students come out for the day.”
LCSD Director of Education Nigel McCarthy also offered his help to prepare for the carnival and participate in it as well.
“My part to play was to make sure we froze 150 of these ice blocks. Actually that was Kevin Rusteika and Sobeys that helped us out to make sure we had all the materials to do this.”
Students were able to participate in several activities including a tug of war, a treasure hunt and painting frozen water balloons. As part of their precautions, students moved in their cohorts from activity to activity and groups of cohorts were cycled outside throughout the day.