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School students have been spreading cheer to personal care home residents and
staff on a daily basis.
One day in
late November, Earl Grey teacher Catherine Tattersall and her Grades 2 and 3
students walked a few blocks to The Convalescent Home of Winnipeg to wave at
the seniors and staff.
act of kindness became a daily habit, with Tattersall and her students waving
at Convalescent Home residents and staff every day at 1:45 p.m.
watching the news and seeing a musician who would stand outside a senior’s home
and play the violin,” Tattersall said.
“I thought ‘Oh my goodness, we could walk and wave.’ And now the students have taken ownership of
On Dec. 17
at 2:30 p.m., Earl Grey students made an extra special visit to Convalescent
Home. Escorted by a Winnipeg Police Service vehicle, the students pulled a
wagon full of After Eight mint chocolates to the care home to gift to the
residents and staff.
In addition to waving and hand heart gestures,
the students did a charming choregraphed dance to You’re a Mean One, Mr.
Home is currently experiencing a COVID-19 outbreak, so its residents weren’t
able to come to the windows on Dec. 17. However, staff members showed their
appreciation to the students by waving back and pressing pictures of pink
hearts up against the windows.
to stay in their rooms and they don’t get to see anyone,” said Maggie, a Grade
it’s fun to do this for them. They sent us a message that said we are their
Grade 3 student, said she really feels for the residents of Convalescent Home.
get to see their families over Zoom and some have poor vision so they can’t
read book or watch television,” Willow said.
Heppner, development coordinator at Convalescent Home, said Earl Grey’s visits
have been absolutely heartwarming.
lifts our hearts and spirits. I want to cry about it,” Heppner said. “It’s a
tough slug right now when you’re losing lives and trying so hard to save
everyone. To know that the community cares and rallies around you, it means the
absolute world to us.”