Kitchener Rangers players Cole Carter and Darby Llewellyn visited St. Daniel Catholic School in Kitchener on Tuesday, February 14th for a Read with the Rangers on the RBC School Tour.
Read with the Rangers is a program that focuses on the importance of literacy while having fun. Students have the opportunity to read with their favourite Rangers players, and learn a little more about the players’ experiences through reading and education.
Two Rangers players discuss important lessons with the students like respect, goal-setting, sportsmanship and teamwork.
On Tuesday, Cole and Darby talked about teamwork, being a good teammate and also good student. They told the students (in Grades 1 and 2) that a good teammate is someone who is supportive to the other members of their team. They also shared with the students how important it is to practice at whatever it is you do whether it be school, sports, or any other interest the children may have.
“We explained that the way you practice is how you will perform,” said Cole. “In order to do their best, they have to make sure they try their best.”
“It’s no different than learning how to write, or how to tie their shoes,” added Darby. “If you want to get better at something, you have to practice.”
Cole and Darby also shared with the students that it’s good to have plenty of interests, as opposed to just one main hobby that you focus on. Sometimes Darby likes to take a break by playing video games, while Cole mentioned he enjoys watching an episode of ‘Friends’ when he needs to take his mind off things.
When asked how they would best cheer up a friend or teammate that was having a bad day, Cole and Darby agreed that it’s a good idea to tell them something positive to make them smile. Cole shared a piece of advice that his Dad told him growing up; that if he was having a bad day, to just put the problem ‘in the rearview mirror’.
The visit to St. Daniel CS was the final stop of the 2016-17 season on the RBC School Tour. The Rangers would like to thank all the schools who hosted them this season for Read with the Rangers and Captain’s Clinics.
Registration for the 2017-18 RBC School Tour will open on the first day of school, September 5th, 2017 at 9am.
The Rangers would also like to thank their BlueCREW partners from Waterloo Regional Police Services for joining them all season long on their stops on the RBC School Tour.