As a parent, a teacher, a one-time bench-warmer (and bus rider) in high school, like most Canadians, I am gutted by the terrible tragedy of this past weekend. It hits especially close to home, too, as over my 25 years at Inside Education we have spent countless hours and many kilometres on buses to remote areas of our province.
Every day in the spring and fall, we happily board a school bus and welcome a precious cargo of students and teachers who travel to one of our field trip sites. The excitement of getting ready to start the day can often be heard before we board the bus. And at the end of an exciting, fun-filled learning experience we know too, that the bus ride home is a great place for a poor-postured afternoon nap.
At Inside Education, we join all Canadians in thanking our first responders. We also say thank you to the bus drivers – those who we trust, and will continue to trust with our precious cargo.
Inside Education will be making a donation to the Humboldt Broncos GoFundMe page, raising funds to support the families of those affected.
Steve McIsaac, Executive Director