Maple Ridge elementary school brings the pumpkin patch to its back field

October 28, 2020

With field trips being a tricky endeavour during the pandemic, c̓əsqənelə Elementary decided to treat themselves by hosting a field trip on school property.

On a cloudy Tuesday morning, dozens of kids sprinted around the elementary school’s back field, which had been covered with over 600 pumpkins.

Jennifer Sylte, who teaches Grades 1 and 2 at the school came up with the idea.

“Visiting the pumpkin patch is my favourite field trip that we do, and due to COVID we couldn’t take part this year,” she said.

She and fellow teacher, Jeannie Friessen, put their heads together and figured out how to bring the patch to the school.

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