For those about to rock, Faraday School salutes you.
On March 26, Faraday students presented painted rocks to police officers, fire fighter-paramedics, and grocery store essential workers during a physically distanced outdoor assembly.
In February, the students started decorating made-in-Manitoba rocks sourced from Mariash Quarry in Stony Mountain.
The finished rocks were also gifted to frontline healthcare workers at Health Sciences Centre.
According to one Faraday student who spoke at the event, the painted rocks serve as “a token of gratitude for the workers who bravely and tirelessly continue to do their jobs in order to keep our community safe and our world running.”
“We have lovingly painted these small tokens of our appreciation as a reminder that all you have done and continue to do has not gone unnoticed,” said another Faraday student.
Faraday principal Jennifer Cox thanked the frontline and essential workers who attended the event.
“These rocks have been created with love and our students were so excited to give them to all of you today. Thanks for being our community heroes. You rock! You are our rock stars!” Cox exclaimed.
The event also served as a send-off of sorts for Const. Angela Theriault, a member of Winnipeg School Division’s school resource officer program and a familiar face at Faraday.
For financial reasons, the SRO program will not continue in WSD schools past the 2020-21 school year.
“We really appreciate the rocks and they look fantastic. There’s some pretty amazing decorations,” Theriault said.
“I really enjoyed my time here with you. You’ve made me feel really welcome these last four years. I really appreciate you and I loved working with you.”