WHSS students install ‘message of gratitude, respect to frontline workers’

New sign in front of Mount Forest school was made by Life Skills 'Den' students

MOUNT FOREST – A group of students from Wellington Heights Secondary School in Mount Forest have installed a sign in front of the school thanking frontline workers for their dedication during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The Life Skills ‘Den’ students … built and posted a message of gratitude and respect to frontline workers this week on the school grounds,” states an Oct. 16 press release from school principal Brent Bloch.

The wooden letters, which read “Thank you frontline workers. Be Safe,” were cut and painted by the students with the assistance of teachers Dave Griffiths and Greg Senyshyn, and educational assistants Dorothy Dunbar and Kim Uhrig.

“Some of the letters were painted a rainbow of colours to show respect for the LGBTQ community, and other letters were painted black to show support for the Black Lives Matter movement, both of which were part of the equity learning in this creative project,” stated Bloch.

“The students and staff at Wellington Heights are grateful for the work and dedication of our frontline workers.

“And through this project want to show appreciation and gratitude for all that frontline workers do to keep our school and local community safe during the pandemic.”