Global Sports Lesson

EDISON — Under the direction of Dunellen resident Lee Nicholls, Physical Education & Health Department Chairperson at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in North Edison, Upper School students have been enjoying their first Water Polo lessons in the school’s Raymonds Aquatic Center. The students have also been learning how to play Cricket.

“It is important for the students to recognize that there are more sports out there, many of which have a long history of being centuries old,” said Nicholls. “So far this year, we have touched upon many new sports such as Cricket, Rounders, Water Polo and an adapted version of Gaelic Football. Our students were surprised to learn that Water Polo was first played in the 1870s and was the first team sport to enter the Olympics in 1900. Experiencing these games has enhanced their appreciation and awareness for global sports.”

Pictured above are: Juan Carlos Gonzalez of Plainfield with Kelsey Hart of Edison, Sumeet Prasad of Edison and Nick Davis of Union. Photo by Michelle Daino/Wardlaw-Hartridge School

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