Douglas Elementary School Opening
The new Douglas Elementary School opened to staff, students and the community at the end of November. The new two-storey elementary school in the growing Surrey community can accommodate 605 students, has project, media and technology spaces, and a Neighbourhood Learning Centre (NLC) with enhanced gymnasium facilities, gathering space and two additional classrooms.
For the grand opening, a unique celebration was planned. From Douglas Elementary takes new students under its wing on the Surrey School District news page: “To celebrate the new school, the staff successfully planned Wings Around Douglas, an outdoor activity that involved all 355 students at the school standing six feet apart from each other. The students stayed in their cohorts and circled the entire school, wearing wings to ensure appropriate distance was maintained. The inspiration came from the school mascot, the eagle, and staff decided to get wearable wings printed for students that would also allow them to maintain their “wingspan” from each other.”