Over the last number of weeks, primary 6 have received a number of visits from W5 and the Belfast Giants. Matt from W5 introduced ice hockey to the classes before Jeff and Jonathan of the Belfast Giants visited the school to talk about how they got started playing ice hockey and what a healthy lifestyle means to them. They gave the children some good ideas about how to make healthy choices, especially when it comes to snacks. They talked about exercise and also about how important sleep is to them as professional athletes.
The next visit was from Colin and Rhys of the Belfast Giants who gave the children the opportunity to learn some ice hockey skills. They finished up with a fun game between the two classes that I'm sure was won by Mr. Gullen's class!
On Wednesday of this week we received a visit from members of the Union College Hockey team. Union College is a top university in New York and the team is currently ranked 11th in the entire USA, with a number of players likely to turn professional in the coming years. The players took time to join in a game of unihoc and spent time answering the children's questions.