The Tim Hortons Brier in Brandon attracted curling fans of all ages including many students.

A number of schools used the week as a field trip to expose students to curling and what it has to offer as a sport.

Kathy Banks is a teacher at Meadows School in Brandon and she had a group of 125 students at the Brier for one of the draws.

“We’ve talked a lot about the Brier at school and it’s good exposure for the kids and it’s a life long sport that they can play and take some interest in. We have lots of kids in our school whose parents are avid curlers. Actually one of the students has a parent who is in the Guinness Book of Records for playing in the world’s longest curling match.”

Banks says the field trip to the Brier ties in nicely with the phys-ed and health studies. “We talk about healthy lifestyle choices all the time with the kids and something like curling just gives them one other option.”

The students from Meadows were excited about attending the Brier and many even made posters.

Kathy Banks enjoyed bringing the students and she’s also a big curling fan.

“I come with my family and we bought tickets for this week as well actually so we will be back on the weekend and yes I’m a huge curling fan.”

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