As part of the practical component in PASS (Physical Activity & Sport Studies), students are encouraged to branch off and participate in different movement activities. As the term settled, Year 9 and 10 PASS students were given the opportunity to participate in a sport well outside of the ‘normal’ – Underwater Hockey. Underwater Hockey involves two opposing teams using a ‘pusher’ to manoeuvre a puck across the bottom of a swimming pool and into the opposing teams’ goal.
A Year 10 student was interviewed after his experience:
What was the best part of underwater hockey?
“The experience of playing a completely different sport. I really enjoyed giving it a go and learning a new sport/skill I never would of thought of doing prior to this opportunity.”
What was the hardest part?
“Not being able to communicate with your teammates verbally as you would in almost any other sport. It was hard to get your teammates attention and let them know you are in space/good position to be passed the puck.”
What would you say to someone who is trying to get involved in something new but is nervous?
“Definitely go for it because you will always learn so much and could even develop a new passion or meet new friends.”
See below for some photos of our different Year 9 and 10 PASS classes in action!