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Brant Ave. students to learn about inclusion and acceptance through sledge hockey

November 2, 2016

GUELPH, Ontario – Grade 5 and 6 students from Brant Avenue Public School are going to learn about accessibility and inclusion, through learning to play sledge hockey.

Brant Ave. is one of the first schools in Guelph to experience the Upper Grand District School Board’s Sledge Hockey program this year.

Each class will get two hours of ice time where they’ll learn the basics of the game, including learning about the equipment, how to move and turn in the sled, how to avoid injury and discuss modifications made to the game of sledge hockey. In the second hour, students will work on their hockey skills, moving, passing and shooting the puck through basic drills and games.

Last year, the board started the process of rolling out the sledge hockey program to all elementary schools – a process which will progress over the next few years.

The program promotes inclusion and the principle that no one should be left out of a game, as there are always modifications that can be made to include everyone.



For more information:
Heather Loney, Communications and Community Engagement Officer
Upper Grand District School Board
519-822-4420 ext.725
[email protected]

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