11/28/2013 06:51 EST | Updated 01/28/2014 05:59 EST

Classroom Champions links Scarborough students to Olympic skier

Some Grade 8 students in Scarborough have had a chance to chat with an Olympian.

A program known as Classroom Champions has linked up the students at Scarborough Village P.S. with Brad Spence, a member of the Canadian Alpine Ski Team.

Through the program, the class has been provided with the technology to allow them to chat via video — which occurred for the first time on Thursday.

Click on the video above to see a full report from the CBC’s Debbie Lightle-Quan.