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Stars Hand Out Free Kids Tickets To Celebrate Winter Olympics

10th February 2018    News

Hundreds of school children will attend the Oxford City Stars for free on Sunday – as part of a community project to celebrate the beginning of the Winter Olympics.

Pupils from across Oxfordshire will come together to cheer on the ice hockey club as part of educational events to mark the Winter Olympics in Pyeong Chang, South Korea.

Stars sponsors Class Act Teaching Services, who are based in Abingdon, partnered with the club to provide the tickets and facilitate activities for the youngsters on Sunday.

Children from schools, including Long Furlong School, Abingdon, West Kidlington Primary School and John Henry Newman Academy School, Littlemore, will attend the match against Cardiff Fire at Oxpens, along with their teachers and parents.

Schools have given the tickets to children to reward good behaviour and as part of projects on the Winter Olympics, including writing and drawing competitions.

Stars match-day volunteers will be on hand to welcome the youngsters and teach them the rules of the game.

After the match the children will be treated to a special meet and greet autograph signing session with some of the Stars players and mascot Comet.

Mark Oliver, director of Class Act, said: “Sport plays such an important part in education, both taking part and spectating and the benefits of doing so are immense.

“The Winter Olympics is a fantastic occasion and a great opportunity to educate children on sports they may not have had much experience of to date.

“Working with the Oxford City Stars we wanted to find a way to bring as many local children and their families as possible to experience first-hand what a brilliant sport ice hockey is and what a welcoming club Oxford is.”

Stars director, Greig Box Turnbull, added: “We are so grateful to Class Act for this wonderful gesture and look forward together in hosting local children and their families.

“Sport really does inspire people and as a club we are committed to doing all we can to encourage youngsters to participate in sport, so the partnership with Class Act really resonates with us.

“We are continuing to form excellent community links and partnerships with schools and junior football teams throughout the county and this project helps us continue to build relationships in the county we are proud to represent.”

Class Act has been the leading primary school supply teaching agency to Oxfordshire’s schools for the last 16 years. It actively supports a variety of community and charity events, including work with Story-Fest, Charity Secret Santa and the Oxford City Stars.

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