On May 1, students and staff at St. John XXIII Catholic School created a human hallway from their school court yard for a mother duck and her ducklings to safely travel to a local creek.
For the past nine years, a duck has flown into the school's court yard to lay her eggs. She remains there until the ducklings are hatched and ready to be moved. After nine years, students and staff have perfected the process to safely transport the ducks to their new home.
Students form two lines to guide the ducks out of the court yard, through the school, onto the road and down to the local creek.
The St. John XXIII community met early on the morning of May 1 to discuss and plan out their walk and talk about how to safely move the mother duck and her ducklings without startling them.
The 9th annual duck walk was a success, as mother duck and her ducklings made it safely to the creek to enjoy a much better suited home.
Missed the action? Check out this video, created by Grade 12 Comm Tech student Breanna Purdy: https://vimeo.com/267485397