BelPark grade 3/4 students, through the leadership of Mr. Geoff Kearney, will be working, learning and communicating with Olympic athletes through our partnership with the Classroom Champions program. We can’t wait to get started!
Steve Messler (an Olympic Bobsled gold medalist and friend of Mr. R’s), the founder and CEO, wants to go beyond a one-off session in a school to where relationships are the foundation of the learning, which make it so more than just a “presentation” on one afternoon. The athletes we are paired with will work with kids both face-to-face as well as online and through video conversation to work on concepts such as resiliency, hard work, effort, sportsmanship, goal-setting, and fair play.
BelPark is so close to Canada Olympic Park (COP) and we can actually see it from our field!
The program started out by focusing on how we can support at risk students. Steve and I both believe that education is the great equalizer and that through role modeling we can help them to grow and develop the skills they will need to be successful human beings in academics, work, sports, activities, relationships, and in life. The major goal is to work to changing student’s engagement in school to help them be successful later!
For more information, go to the Classroom Champions website at http://www.classroomchampions.org/