Submitted courtesy of Patricia Rollins, physical education teacher at Lincoln Street School
The Lincoln Street School hosted the Boston Bruins Youth Hockey and Blades, the Bruin Mascot, to their school on the morning of Nov. 14. The event was scheduled for Oct. 30, but was rescheduled due to power outages caused by Hurricane Sandy.
Members of the Boston Bruins staff and alumnus visited the school and had an interactive program for grades 3 to 5 providing them with a Bruins street hockey clinic. Blades, the Boston Bruin mascot, visited room to room to K-2 classrooms.
The day was broken up into three sessions for grades 3, 4, and 5, which consisted of more than 120 students. The kids were greeted by a speech from Bruins’ alumnus Tommy Songin and Mike Dargin, manager of Youth Hockey Development. The kids eagerly ran to get their sticks and began practicing passing the ball. Then, the group broke into some drills, followed by a street hockey scrimmage.
That is what it is all about - helping kids get active. They had a great time doing it. I was so happy that I helped bring this program to LSS.
Michele Vulcano, a forth grade classroom teacher said, “They were so excited to play street hockey and they didn't stop talking about it for the rest of the day.”
The kids will have the opportunity to continue to talk and play and hockey with the equipment donation from the Bruins. In addition to the donated items, the Boston Bruins provided supplemental curriculum materials to incorporate the sport of hockey and the Bruins into lesson plans that align with the common core standards.