PARRSBORO - One by one, more than 200 students from Parrsboro's elementary and high schools marched into the snow covered field behind the high school on Feb. 10, as physical education teacher Charlene Smith kept a close eye on her watch.
When 1 p.m. arrived, she gave them the go-ahead to start. Every student, from snowsuit-clad youngsters in Grade Primary to high-schoolers in their favourite jeans, dropped on their back and started flapping their arms and legs in the deep snow.
The exercise was a province-wide initiative to break the Guinness World Record of simultaneous snow angels. Students, parents and teachers in over 200 locations across Nova Scotia were aiming to eclipse the 2004 record of 15,851 set by the London District Catholic School Board in Ontario, and all indications were that the effort was successful.
(For the full story, see the Feb. 19 issue of The Citizen)