In a heartwarming display of community, compassion and inclusivity, Fall River's B.M.C. Durfee High School recently hosted its annual adaptive physical education ice skating event.

It brought together 85 Durfee students for a day of fun and bonding at Driscoll Skating Arena on Elsbree Street.

One of the key figures behind the event is Jared Polisher, adaptive physical education teacher at Durfee. Polisher, who has been organizing the event for several years, said he considers the day a highlight of the school year.

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Participants were equipped with skates, helmets and a variety of adaptive devices, including ice walkers, sleds and trax designed to assist with mobility challenges. With the help of these devices and the support of their peers and teachers, the students were able to experience the joy and freedom of gliding across the ice.

The Durfee hockey teams volunteered to assist fellow students. Whether it was pushing, spinning, or sliding, the hockey players were there to lend a helping hand and ensure that everyone had a memorable time on the ice.

Daniel Fitzgerald, the director of physical education for Fall River Public Schools, emphasized the importance of collaboration between the special and physical education departments in making the event a success. He acknowledged the contributions of Rebecca Gray, Coordinator Mike Thornton, Kelly Pelletier and all the support staff who worked tirelessly to ensure that the event ran smoothly.

The Durfee event is a shining example of the power of community and inclusion. It provides a platform for students of all abilities to come together, support one another, and celebrate the joy of physical activity.

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