Paralympians visit ACES


It was a special day for us when Paraolympians Adam Lancia and Jamey Jewells came to ACES. In preparation for the assembly each student created a " welcome flag" and a banner. The flags were put outside to greet the visitors when they arrived. The banners were hung in the Music Room, where we held the assembly. Two of ACES Ambassador's Emily and Lawson led the assembly. We started with the National Anthem. Then we watched a video clip ofthe  Paraolympics. Our special guests then addressed the audience. They spoke about the dedication and perserverence required to be an athlete. They said the same thing was true of being a good student. They talked about working at the " hard " stuff as well as the " easy stuff". They spoke of the good character needed to be a team player. The students had a chance to ask questions - which proved to be very popular. Our February " Students of the Month" received their awards: Eric, Stella, Sean, Hannah, Heather, Roman,and Sarah. Some lucky students managed to get autographs signed. Our visitors left some prizes which were drawn for at the end of the day.