02:59AM, Sunday 23 February 2014
Sporty school pupils have been hitting the ice for the past six weeks as they took part in the Slough Jets Learn to Play Schools Programme.
Each week, year two pupils from Burchetts Green CE Infant School in Maidenhead have been visiting Absolutely Ice arena in Montem Lane, where they have been given an introduction to ice hockey under the watchful eye of junior academy coaches.
Speaking after their final session on Thursday, February 13, headteacher Delia Sheppard said the children had loved it.
"It gave the children an opportunity to do something they would not normally do, a lot of our children take on activities but none of them had access to ice hockey, it was a completely new experience for them."
Kelly Edworthy, who helped to set up the programme, added: "They were really enthusiastic and they developed really well over the six weeks.
"We had a lot of parents come to the last session to see them on the ice and they played a couple of games."
The school became the first to take part in the initiative which was launched in January.
It was jointly organised by the Slough Jets ice hockey team and the Slough Junior Jets Academy.
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