Luke Skywalker (played convincingly by Harrison Hot Springs Elementary kindergarten teacher Dustin Neufeld) strikes a determined pose during his address to Neufeld’s students this week. (Photo/HHSES KinderChannel, YouTube)

Harrison Elementary celebrates May the Fourth

HHSE gets a transmisison from a galaxy far, far away

Not so long ago, in a galaxy at a distance appropriate according to coronavirus protocols…

Harrison Hot Springs Elementary kindergarten teacher Dustin Neufeld got into the spirit of Star Wars Day – May the Fourth – via YouTube as part of his continued effort to stay connected with his students and the school community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Neufeld flexes his acting chops by taking on the dual role of Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader as well as some of his impressive skills with a lightsaber. Skywalker briefs the students on picking up their work packets for the week from the kindergarten box.

The “missions” for this packet include building their own droids from a piece of paper, helping Princess Leia find the letter “P,” and to help the Galactic Empire’s stormtroopers get in order.

“[The stormtroopers] are not very bright,” he added.

RELATED: May the Fourth be with you: Celebrate with 10 Star Wars facts you might not know

WATCH: For #MayThe4th, a Star Wars ‘Cantina Band’ jam by VSO musicians and kids

In an effort to thwart the Jedi master’s plan, Darth Vader makes an appearance at the very end of the 2-minute video, advising kids not to enjoy Star Wars Day and instead to join him “on the dark side.”

Editor’s Note: The Agassiz-Harrison Observer and Black Press do not endorse going to the dark side.

The origin of Star Wars Day is up for debate, according to a CNN report, but the clever wordplay of “May the Fourth” against its Star Wars counterpart “May the Force be with you” can hardly be denied. It’s said that when former U.K. prime minister Margaret Thatcher took office on May 4, 1979, the Conservative party allegedly placed an ad in the London Evening News that read “May The Fourth Be With You, Maggie. Congratulations.”

In recent years, it’s become a celebration of the beloved sci-fi staple, featuring live events, broadcasting of the nine main movies and more.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

#wereinthistogetherCoronavirusHarrison Hot SpringsStar Wars

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

June weather was mostly rainy and cool across Chilliwack

June rainfall total was 83.1 mm close to a normal amount but over more days than usual

Two Chilliwack women make weekly Crime Stoppers most wanted list

Ashley Felix and Raina McDonald wanted on unrelated issues

Chilliwack saw record-breaking chilly temperatures on Canada Day

It was 9.4 degrees below normal on July 1, 2020, with max temp at 13.5 degrees C in Chilliwack

Kilby Park in Harrison Mills under water

Area is often subject to flooding, Historic Site will remain open through the summer

Overnight fire destroyed garage at vacant house near downtown Chilliwack

The same property on Reece Avenue on the corner of Victor saw a suspicious fire last month

Man who rammed gate near Trudeau residence with truck faces multiple charges

The man, who police have not yet officially identified, will be charged with multiple offences

All community COVID-19 outbreaks declared over in B.C.

Abbotsford manufacturer cleared by Dr. Bonnie Henry

Kelowna RCMP commander calls for more nurses during wellness checks after complaint

Southeast District Commander wants to increase Police and Crisis Team program

‘Tarantula moth’ spotted in broad daylight on Vancouver Island

Polyphemus moths are one of the largest insects in B.C.

B.C. First Nations vow to keep fighting after Trans Mountain pipeline appeal denied

Squamish Nation, Tsleil-Waututh Nation and Coldwater Indian Band made the application

‘Queue jumpers’ not welcome in B.C. as COVID-19 U.S. cases rise: Horgan

Premier Horgan said he’s heard concerns that Americans have stopped at Vancouver hotels instead of heading to their destination

Police arsenal deployed to avoid potentially violent situation: Mounties

Langley RCMP arrest armed Vancouver man after Tasering him on side street

US officer resigns after photos, connected to death of black man in 2019, surface

Elijah McClain died, last summer, after police placed him in a chokehold

Most Read