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Colour-coding maintains COVID-19 class cohorts at Winnipeg school

Colour-coded cohorts is one way elementary schools in Winnipeg are getting creative in welcoming students back amidst the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Linden Meadows School assigns hues to supervise physical distancing, create sense of community

Frank MacLean, vice-principal at Linden Meadows School, with some of the blue cohort kids in Grades 1/2 on the playground Friday morning. (Mike Deal/Winnipeg Free Press)

The purple-clad children are on the swing set. The green kids are on the monkey bars. Blue is on the blacktop.

An aerial shot of recess at Linden Meadows School mimics a painter's fresh palette.

With school staff on the lookout, the blobs of colour are to remain unmixed.

Introducing, colour-coded cohorts — one way elementary schools are getting creative in welcoming students back amidst the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Using T-shirts, pinnies and face masks, schools are assigning groups a specific hue to both supervise physical distancing and create a sense of community between peers returning to the classroom after a six-month hiatus.

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