The 2016 #BulldogsLiteracy School Day Game
On February 10th, 2016, over 8,000 elementary students descended on FirstOntario in Hamilton, Ontario to watch the annual School Day Literacy Game. 6,000 of those students represented 51 HWDSB elementary schools! The Dogs may have lost but EVERY student in the building won!
- The event began three weeks earlier when each school received a copy of this year's story, The Magic Hockey Stick. It has become a tradition over the past 5 years for members of the Hamilton Bulldogs to digitally read the story to our students and this year was no exception. This is a very important piece of the experience for students as it makes the connections between athletics, literacy, and communication. In this role, the hockey players are mentors and role models - celebrating and promoting the power of literacy with our students. Click the following links to visit the HWDSB Bulldogs Literacy Blog, the video reading of The Magic Hockey Stick by Hamilton Bulldogs players (and Bruiser) and a video reading of the story by students of Sir Isaac Brock (who won in-game experiences for their amazing learning and contributions to the Bulldogs Literacy Blog).
- The Hamilton Bulldogs reading The Magic Hockey Stick.
- Grade 4/5 students of Sir Isaac Brock reading The Magic Hockey Stick.
- Some amazing photos of the day by The Hamilton Spectator.
- Hamilton Spectator coverage of the game.
- CBC Hamilton coverage of the Bulldogs Literacy School Game.
- Laura Barney of OHL Tonight on Cable 14 discusses the educational significance of the Hamilton Bulldog School Day game with HWDSB Director of Education, Manny Figueiredo.
- 750 Secondary students attend the performance of Red at Theatre Aquarius in Hamilton, Ontario and (at the 1:35 mark) over 6,000 HWDSB students representing 51 elementary schools attend the 6th annual #BulldogsLiteracy School Game hosted by The Hamilton Bulldogs hockey club at FirstOntario.
- 8,000+ students from Grades 4-6 are LOUD!
- Great shot!
- Full story of the game!