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(VIDEO) Argyle teachers find creative ways to connect with students during pandemic

April 14, 2020


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.

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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 for them.

“We can’t wait to see what the students come up with on a weekly basis.”