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Red Wings visit Northern Michigan elementary students

It’s part of the Michigan Education Savings Program, and the message was about more than hockey.

CLARE COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- The Detroit Red Wings School Assembly program made a pit stop at Farwell Elementary Thursday.

It’s part of the Michigan Education Savings Program, and the message was about more than hockey.

Kindergarten through third grade students got some lessons in education and dedication, as well as the importance in eating right and exercising, and being kind to one another. Some even got to test their hockey skills.

“It’s important for [the kids] to understand that these players they see out on the ice, for some these are super heroes, that [the players] didn’t just go out and play hockey, they had to be dedicated to their education,” Angela Pakledinac, a kindergarten teacher at the school said. “[The players] had to eat healthy, they had to exercise, and they are nice to everyone, and understand that bullying is not accepted as a Red Wing and it’s not accepted here at Farwell.”

At the end of the assembly kids had some fun taking on their teachers in a shoot out.

The Red Wings School Assembly Program’s next stops are Friday at Traverse City Heights Elementary School, and Monday at Westwood Elementary.

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