Ottawa Senators Hockey Club

Ottawa Senators Hockey Club

January 21, 2011 13:33 ET

Senators defenceman Chris Campoli to visit Sens@School winning class on Monday

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 21, 2011) - On Monday, Jan. 24, Ottawa Senators defenceman Chris Campoli will visit Farley Mowat Public School in Barrhaven to help host to a student assembly as part of the team's Sens@School program.

In partnership with the Sens Foundation, Sens@School is an online curriculum based educational program for students in Grades 4 to 6 that combines hockey and team-based lesson plans and activities. The objective of the program is to enhance the learning skills of elementary school students within eastern Ontario and western Quebec by providing a cross-curricular resource that utilizes the sport of hockey and Senators players as relevant and related examples to teach the curriculum. The program provides a focus on health and physical education, nutrition, literacy and mathematics. In addition to curriculum support, teachers who register for the program receive access to exclusive activities, events and contests.

Each month, classes who are registered within the program are entered into a draw to win great prizes, including a pizza lunch courtesy of Pizza Pizza, a classroom visit from Spartacat or an assembly for their school.

On Monday, Ms. Emily Lynch's Grade 1-2 class will be joined by their peers to welcome Campoli, Sens Foundation president Danielle Robinson, Spartacat, the Senators' ambassador of fun, and Kimberly G, the Senators' in-stand hostessfor an assembly combining learning and fun.

To date, more than 650 classes across eastern Ontario and western Quebec have registered for the Sens@School program, representing more than 15,000 students. Last November, the Senators welcomed more than 200 classes and 6,000 students to Scotiabank Place for the second annual Faceoff Fieldtrip, which provides students with the opportunity to watch a live team practice.

Who: Chris Campoli, Ottawa Senators defenceman; Danielle Robinson, Sens Foundation president; Kimberly G, Senators' in-stand hostess, and Spartacat, the Senators' ambassador of fun.

When: Monday, Jan. 24 (2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.)

Where: Farley Mowat Public School, 75 Waterbridge Drive, Nepean, Ont. (Teacher: Emily Lynch, 613-825-3006)

Photo opportunity: Chris Campoli will be meeting students to discuss the importance of education and physical activity and participate in small games with students and Spartacat.

Media representatives are asked to sign in at the school office upon arrival.

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