The downtown core of Sooke roared Friday as elementary students celebrated their Grade 5 graduation.
Cars drove by and horns honked at students, who in return waved and cheered as they lined the downtown streets with handmade signs.
Many parents, siblings, and school staff also joined in on the multi-school celebratory parade.
Poirier Elementary School principal Tess Valle said she wanted to hold the parade for students to have closure of their time in elementary school.
She believes it was a great alternative to the celebration usually held for graduating elementary students, as Friday’s parade included more of the community, staff, and students from various schools.