FORT ST. JOHN, B.C – Anne Roberts Young Elementary students had the rare opportunity of learning about energy consumption from two BC Lions football players.
The virtual presentation was a part of the FortisBC Energy Champions program and featured offensive lineman Andrew Peirson and defensive end Claudell Louis. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the program would only visit elementary schools in the Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island and the Interior.
“It was definitely a unique opportunity that we wouldn’t have had in the past. For the kids to have that interaction with real athletes who they might look up to with pretty neat,” says Principal Broyden Bennett
There is always a worry that something may go wrong when working with technology, but Bennett says everything went smoothly.
“We connected well, and they did a good job, fairly interactive presentation.”
Bennett says the kids were very engaged during the question period and asked questions ranging from if the players liked pizza to why they became Energy Champions.
“They did some games with the kids. They got the kids up doing some fitness activities to show how to warm up your body. And they did a competition between the two BC Lions players where they tried to see who could put on the most items of clothing in a minute. It kept the kids pretty engaged.”
The players spoke about being mindful of energy consumption and ways to save energy during a time where everyone’s at home more.
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