Feature Vid - “Trip to Sea Island Elementary (YVR)”
Sea Island Elementary dates back to the 1900’s when farming was big business on Sea Island. Back then the school was a two room shack. However, that changed in 1940 when Boeing built a massive factory on Sea Island. And along with the new factory, came new families. The future looked promising for the small community and a new state of the art school was built.
Fast forward 60 years and Sea Island Elementary School is now a time capsule of that prosperous decade. Walking through the stuffy halls brings an old-world charm to your heart - with it’s high ceilings, polished floors, chalkboards and tall single pane glass windows.
On Wednesday, Sept 21st, I was invited to visit Sea Island School to participate in their annual Terry Fox Run for cancer. I hadn’t been in an elementary school in years, but the warm welcoming I received from the kids was enough to melt a truck full of ice-cream.
The historic school is home to 50 of Richmond’s finest scholars, from Kindergarten to Grade 3. After being welcomed by ‘Teacher Carly’ and her brigade of pupils, we lined up “single-file” and made our way to the gymnasium for a warm up. Carly had us jumping, twisting, waving our hands and loosening our joints. We were soon ready for the run.
Sea Island Elementary may be old and kind of musty.. but the students and faculty are about as charming as the heritage that surrounds them. It was a great honor to experience a part of it and I look forward to coming back.
Congrats on completing the Terry Fox Run kids. Until next time :)