Josh Davis - As a part of Experiential Learning Week at Matthew Halton High School on May 2 to May 6, athletically inclined students has the opportunity to take a course on volleyball and basketball. Coach Randy Whitehead, who taught the course from Monday to Thursday, said the kids were having a lot of fun. “They’re tired. We’re working them out, I think they’re ready for a nap. I’m ready for a nap.” Whitehead was absent on Friday, so Coach Wayne Alexander took over the course for the day. Students had to fill out a worksheet on technical and fouls on Friday, in order to earn their credits, and were also judged on participation.
Dakoda Bruder spent the week taking the course. “We went over post moves for basketball, we learned jab steps and one-on-one. Then for volleyball we learned bump-set-and spike, and then serving stuff.” Said Bruder. “I’ve been signed up for other athletics, but not for basketball and volleyball. She said that Whitehead was good at explaining things to the class. “Overall it was good. I learned some good things that I can use in team sports. It helped me improve on things I already know.” Dakoda said that she would give the program a 4/5. “I had lots of fun.”