The year 9’s were thrilled to learn that their year group were going to be given the opportunity to play a selection of American sports on Wednesday, the first Enrichment Day of the new school year.

The day started in the IT rooms where they researched the history and background of each of the three sports; American football, Softball and Basketball. They went on to create a profile of a famous sportsman of their choosing and then had to present back to their peers. Using this new found deeper knowledge and understanding, the students spent the rest of the time actually playing one of the sports, in a variety of different positions, which was a new experience for most.

It was really interesting for the students to approach their sport in such an unusual way and they all agreed that the day was a great success despite having to dodge the rain showers!