Clever teachers transform pupils' desks into tiny, social-distanced cars

Clever teachers transform pupils' desks into tiny, social-distanced cars

- Patricia and Kim knew kids were bound to return to school but that would mean that they needed to social-distance

- They wanted to make the learning experience seamless and bearable so they transformed desks into small cars

- The desks had wheels and headlights and pupils were expected to receive keys when school reopened

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Clever teachers from Florida, US have concocted a clever way that will make kids not feel alienated when they return to school.

Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, schools were forced to create social distancing measures which meant kids will not be allowed to have any contact.

To counter any loneliness or isolation, teachers from Barnabas Episcopal School transformed pupils’ desks into tiny Jeeps.

They attached paper tires, headlights and license plates on the desks to make them look like cars so children could associate their return to school with happiness.

Patricia Dovi and Kim Martin said they wanted learners to feel comfortable and entertained while in class.

Clever teachers transform pupils' desks into tiny, social-distanced cars

The social-distanced desks. Photo: Nan Lafferty
Source: UGC

They also added that thanks to how they spaced the desks, children could be allowed to take off their face masks while seated in class.

They told CNN that the original Plexiglas tri-folds they had been given were bound to scare or depress their pupils and they were not willing to risk that.

Patricia and Kim added that kids were already instructed not to leave their desks unless necessary and to always wear masks when they needed to roam around.

Clever teachers transform pupils' desks into tiny, social-distanced cars

Patricia Dovi, one of the bright teachers. Photo: Patricia Dovi
Source: Facebook

As previously reported, a school owner from Kirinyaga turned his playground into a farm after effects of the pandemic persisted.

James Kung’u who owns Roka School was worried his finances would run low after learning schools would only reopen in 2021.

He also knew he did not have enough cash to pay his teachers so something had to give.

His teachers who had remained in school offered to help rear chicken and tend to Kung’u’s vegetable farm.

“We have now been farming with the school headteacher Moses Wandera who comes from Western Kenya and did not go home because we wanted him to remain and continue with e-learning,” he told NTV.

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