In Malaysian, about 1.1 mil preschoolers, Year One and Year Two students however, were allowed into the classrooms today (1 March) after delays due to the pandemic.
As a way to welcome the kids and maybe help alleviate feelings of fear and nervousness, some schools went out of the way by getting a few familiar "famous friends" to join the welcome party.
Hello kids!Mickey Mouse, Spiderman, Captain America, a couple of Transformers and many other celebrities definitely brightened up the sometimes dreaded first day of school.
Nahh siap ada transformers lagi ni untuk sambut budak masuk sekolah. Hebakk— M.K Izzuddin (@k_izzuddin) March 1, 2021
Lokasi: SK Kubang Kerian 3 pic.twitter.com/3gEL0rbaAS
Macam-macam cara ni pihak sekolah buat untuk tarik minat anak-anak ke sekolah. Tahniah untuk semua!! pic.twitter.com/AhXMa7baMn— M.K Izzuddin (@k_izzuddin) March 1, 2021
Sekolah anak saya ada dinosaur pic.twitter.com/gOkCBmNxyo— Naja Jual Plan Telco Jimat ?? (@naja_kluang) March 1, 2021
Tom datang sekolah ayah aku pic.twitter.com/pAxtVGJoHD— Alan (@_alifadlan) March 1, 2021
Haha sekolah anak buah aku ada Captain America ? pic.twitter.com/tyNTbNxgR7— AthirahZamzam (@THRHZMZM) March 1, 2021
SK Langkawi ada power rangers ? pic.twitter.com/dG9a0NCkaz— Alia ? (@AliaAbdHalim) March 1, 2021
Ni kt Kepala Batas, Pulau Pinang pic.twitter.com/uF4UwLo7Hs— DianaAnakPakAzis® (@DianaAnakAzis) March 1, 2021
Netizens shower praises to schools and teachersThe special appreances not only brightened up the day for students but pictures of videos of the characters at school receive praise from Malaysians around the country.
Good initiative semua! Well done teachers and the schools for the efforts. Semoga semua perjalanan lancar and you guys keeping the schools safe for the kids— SueN ?? (@SueSunit) March 1, 2021
Tabah jugak brader tu kena bangun pagi pakai costume gedabak pulak demi anak-anak bangsa. Selamat kembali ke sekolah, jangan kena covid.— McKenzie (@McKen7ie) March 1, 2021
There were also a few that said it was a waste of effort and money but we loved the initiative lah.
Keep it up schools and teachers, and to our adik-adik, all the best!