Local Fort St. John business 'hires' students from Bert Ambrose Elementary - to decorate windows
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. -- It's the time of the year for festive decorations and one business in Fort St. John is getting into the holiday spirit.
For the third year in a row, SJA Promo sent a ‘formal contract’ to hire students at Bert Ambrose Elementary.
“Having that commission kind of gave them a purpose like it was a job. They have this purpose and it really made them feel like they had something to accomplish,” says Mrs. Barr, grade 5/6 teacher at Bert Ambrose.
This year students in Mrs. Barr’s 5/6 class got the job. The children worked in groups to come up with their own ideas.
“Once SJA Promo sent us the vellum paper, the kids got together, drew them, coloured them, and created their banners for the windows,” says Barr.
The business started displaying the artwork on December 8th and they say it brightens up their store.
“The windows look so fantastic because in the night the light shines through and so they glow almost like stained glass,” says L.J Lawson, SJA Promo.
Mrs. Barr says the project gives the students a sense of working in a profession. She says her class is really enjoying the job they were hired to do.
“They quite enjoyed it. It's really exciting to see it up in their windows and to be able to drive by and enjoy it,” says Barr.
SJA Promo usually does something similar for Remembrance Day. However, this year they weren’t able to, but they've kept the Christmas tradition.
“Every year, the windows look fantastic, and every year, they're completely different,” says Lawson.
You can enjoy the students’ artwork until the new year.
SJA Promos next art display will be shortly after Christmas with the high on ice winter festival.