Students volunteer at Games

Students give back: Prairiewood High School students volunteered at the Invictus Games. The students were ball kids at the sitting volleyball.
Students give back: Prairiewood High School students volunteered at the Invictus Games. The students were ball kids at the sitting volleyball.

A group of 30 Prairiewood High School students enjoyed a “humbling” experience volunteering at the recent Invictus Games.

The group, who are studying sports coaching, were ball kids at the sitting volleyball competition which saw teams of six battling it out while keeping at least one buttock in contact with the floor. For two days, four rotating teams collected balls and wiped the court for the competition.

The Games give wounded, injured and ill servicemen and women the chance to compete on an international stage.

“There was a trolley at the end of the court where the players put their prosthetic limbs before they played so for the students it was a humbling experience and it made them appreciate the things they take for granted,” teacher Alison Pool said.

Georgia continued their dominance of the sitting volleyball  competition defeating the United Kingdom 21-14, 21-12 in the final.