PHOTOS: Smashing good time had at Chilliwack elementary school’s egg-drop event

Paul Allanson, vice principal of Vedder elementary, launches a protected egg from a scissor lift during the school’s egg drop event on Thursday, April 1, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)Paul Allanson, vice principal of Vedder elementary, launches a protected egg from a scissor lift during the school’s egg drop event on Thursday, April 1, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Paul Allanson, vice principal of Vedder elementary, launches a protected egg from a scissor lift during the school’s egg drop event on Thursday, April 1, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)Paul Allanson, vice principal of Vedder elementary, launches a protected egg from a scissor lift during the school’s egg drop event on Thursday, April 1, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Paul Allanson, vice principal of Vedder elementary, prepares to launch a protected egg from a scissor lift during the school’s egg drop event on Thursday, April 1, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)Paul Allanson, vice principal of Vedder elementary, prepares to launch a protected egg from a scissor lift during the school’s egg drop event on Thursday, April 1, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
From foam to balloons, students at Vedder elementary used a variety of materials to try and protect a raw egg when thrown from a scissor lift during the school’s egg drop event on Thursday, April 1, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)From foam to balloons, students at Vedder elementary used a variety of materials to try and protect a raw egg when thrown from a scissor lift during the school’s egg drop event on Thursday, April 1, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Andy Fast, a Grade 4 Vedder elementary teacher, gives the thumbs up to a student after their egg survived being thrown from a scissor lift during the school’s egg drop event on Thursday, April 1, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)Andy Fast, a Grade 4 Vedder elementary teacher, gives the thumbs up to a student after their egg survived being thrown from a scissor lift during the school’s egg drop event on Thursday, April 1, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Paul Allanson, vice principal of Vedder elementary, prepares to launch a protected egg from a scissor lift during the school’s egg drop event on Thursday, April 1, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)Paul Allanson, vice principal of Vedder elementary, prepares to launch a protected egg from a scissor lift during the school’s egg drop event on Thursday, April 1, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
One of the eggs that survived being throw from a scissor lift during Vedder elementary’s egg drop event on Thursday, April 1, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)One of the eggs that survived being throw from a scissor lift during Vedder elementary’s egg drop event on Thursday, April 1, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Paul Allanson, vice principal of Vedder elementary, prepares to launch a protected egg from a scissor lift during the school’s egg drop event on Thursday, April 1, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)Paul Allanson, vice principal of Vedder elementary, prepares to launch a protected egg from a scissor lift during the school’s egg drop event on Thursday, April 1, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
An intact egg is removed from its protective holder after it survived being thrown from a scissor lift during Vedder elementary’s egg drop event on Thursday, April 1, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)An intact egg is removed from its protective holder after it survived being thrown from a scissor lift during Vedder elementary’s egg drop event on Thursday, April 1, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Paul Wojcik, a Grade 4 Vedder elementary teacher, checks out an egg that survived being thrown from a scissor lift during the school’s egg drop event on Thursday, April 1, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)Paul Wojcik, a Grade 4 Vedder elementary teacher, checks out an egg that survived being thrown from a scissor lift during the school’s egg drop event on Thursday, April 1, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
One of the casualties from Vedder elementary’s egg drop event on Thursday, April 1, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)One of the casualties from Vedder elementary’s egg drop event on Thursday, April 1, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Popcorn, pantyhose and parachutes.

Those were just some of the many types of materials students at Vedder elementary used to protect raw eggs as they were tossed from a scissor lift as part of the school’s egg-drop event on Thursday (April 1).

The event was open to all of the school’s 390 kids, and about half of them participated.

Egg-protecting contraptions ranged from bags of popcorn, layers of sponges, and large cubed frames with an egg suspended in the middle by elastics. Kids had spring break to work on their projects.

Squeals of joy and applause could be heard from the back of the school as vice principal, Paul Allanson who was dressed in a grey Easter bunny suit (complete with pink bows in his ears), had the honour of tossing the eggs from above the crowd.

Allanson stood high up in a scissor lift as he threw each hand-made creation into the air one at a time. Some landed with a thump, while others barely made a sound as they landed on the concrete below.

Prizes were to be handed out later to each child whose egg survived the drop. The school purchased about 15 prizes, but by the end of the day, a total of 120 eggs came out unbroken, said Lorinda Trill, educational assistant.

Trill, who organized the event, said the next thing she’ll be doing is going out to buy a whole bunch of chocolate bars.

RELATED: Easter events popping up across Chilliwack


 

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