New Brunswick students head back to class
Ambulance New Brunswick reminding drivers to slow down as the school year begins
Jean-Marc Dugas, manager of safety programs for Ambulance New Brunswick, says the first day of school is the perfect opportunity to get the attention of drivers.
"We thought it would be a great idea to put a little bit of visibility on the first day of school to remind people that there's a whole bunch of little people now on the streets in the morning," Dugas said.
"And also to remind the kids and the parents, especially the ones that walk their kids to school, to pay extra attention and have safety in mind when going to school in the morning."
Tuesday morning Dugas was parked at Hillcrest School in Moncton, because drivers often speed past the elementary and middle school on St. George Boulevard.
"Hillcrest School is one of those schools—there's a lot of traffic there, so it allows us to have high visibility not only for the people that go there but also for other folks that travel up and down on St. George Boulevard."
Educators and students happy to be back
"This is my last year teaching," Trainor said. "As I was walking in, I realized that this will be the last first day and it was sad because they usually are a lot of fun, the kids are all cranked up, so it is a fun day for kids and staff."
At Moncton High School, students are back in the old building, after the opening of the new Moncton High School was delayed because of construction problems.
"I'm so excited to introduce these kids to this building and these kids are absolutely lucky to be able to experience the old traditions and culture of the old MHS," said Kim who is in grade 12.
Flynn says the first day of school is always an adjustment.
"It's weird to be back after the summer, you're all fuzzy in the head so once you get in there and think, 'I have to start homework.'"