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Dedham School students learn to skateboard through ‘Get on Board’ program

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Updated: Jun. 9, 2021 at 4:40 PM EDT
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DEDHAM, Maine (WABI) - Students at Dedham School got the opportunity to learn a new skill in school: skateboarding.

It’s part of the Get on Board program from the First Push Syndicate.

Executive Director Beau Lambert travels to local schools to teach P.E. teachers how to facilitate skateboarding programs.

Wednesday, sixth graders got the chance to put on pads and helmets and skate around the parking lot.

Eighth graders were there to teach the younger students some of the techniques they learned earlier in the week.

”Grit. That is like literally the number one thing that comes out of skateboarding because it’s hard, but everybody can do it. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a great athlete or if you’re into art or math, it doesn’t matter. We can teach you how to do it,” Lambert said.

“It’s fun to see everybody else trying it, and Ayda, too, because then in the far future, I’ll be able to skate with them since they know how to do it now,” said Kayla Paison, sixth grade.

Lambert says he really wants to teach the kids to give back to their communities and each other.

He says it’s great to hear kids shouting, “I did it,” while learning a new skill.

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