by Megan Lalonde/ North Shore News
In case you haven’t noticed, toilet paper’s been enjoying its moment in the spotlight during the COVID-19 pandemic.
With gym classes on hold and many Vancouver households in possession
of a well-stocked supply of TP, physical education teachers in North
Vancouver were inspired to use the in-demand bathroom staple to help
encourage their students to keep active while staying at home.
Argyle Secondary school PE teachers filmed themselves using a single
roll of toilet paper for activities like basketball trick shots,
fly-fishing, football, and as a balance prop for yoga poses, and
compiled the footage into a hilarious video.
The teachers posted it to YouTube, challenging students to come up
with their own creative ways of using toilet paper roll to stay active.
According to a media release from B.C.’s ministry of education, the
teachers are using this video to kick off a series of weekly video
challenges that will serve a number of learning purposes while in-person
classes remain suspended.
“Students are going through a difficult, uncertain time right now,” said Bryan Lockless, an Argyle teacher, in the release.
“We, as a PE department, wanted to do something fun to inspire them
to be creative, show their learning in new ways, keep connected and have
fun with the online physical education challenges we have put together
“We can’t wait to see what the students come up with on a weekly basis.”