Exeter Elementary students in Mr. Dekker’s classroom rallied together to support one of their fellow classmates.
Hunter, who has Cerebral Palsy, had a dream of throwing the first pitch at a Blue Jays baseball game. Teacher Ian Dekker acted as a catalyst in supporting his students’ innovative ideas to help Hunter achieve his goal. From writing persuasive letters, to tweeting the Blue Jays and even being on CTV news, Mr. Dekker and his students were determined to make this dream a reality! All of their hard work paid off, and Mr. Dekker was thrilled to announce to his class that Hunter has been invited to throw the first pitch at a game in June.
We are now pleased to share video and photos as Hunter, his family, all students in 5D along with the rest of the junior division at EES, had the opportunity to watch one of their own live his dream last week.
Watch Hunter as he throws the first pitch!
“Thanks to Mr. Dekker, these students have learned an invaluable lesson that will stick with them for the rest of their lives,” states Principal Bevan Moir, “They feel confident that they can do anything they put their minds to and that they have the ability to empower people and make a difference in the lives of others.”
Congratulations Hunter and special thanks to Mr. Dekker and the students of 5D at Exeter Elementary.