Swansea, SC (Paul Kirby) – Some educators in Swansea have found a creative way to see and smile at their students while still practicing all social distancing rules. Wednesday morning, teachers from Lexington School District Four’s Sandhills Primary and Elementary Schools off Southbound Road (Hwy 321 s) near Swansea, are lining their cars up behind the school buses that deliver students their daily meals. The teachers will follow along as a surprise for their students.
According to one organizer, teachers are remaining in their cars as the procession moves along. They will be honking their car’s horn, shouting, and waving at the children as they receive their bag meals. Their hopes are that this will bring some cheer to their students throughout the period that schools are forced to be closed. It also allows the teachers an opportunity to see the smiles of their students even though they can’t hug them, give them a pat on the back, or even pin on a gold star when students excel because of current social distancing policies.
Elizabeth Lawson, a Montessori teacher at Sandhills Primary School said in an e-mail regarding the teachers, “We are missing the children terribly and just want to send them some love in these uncertain times.” Lawson said that they have commitments from enough teacher so that 50 cars will be in the procession. They are lining up at 9:45 a.m. at the school and pulling out right behind the bus.