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Denbigh celebrates National School Sports Week

6 July 2009

Around 1000 students at Denbigh High School took part in National School Sports Week last week.

Students participated in a wide variety of sports, including a few new and innovative sports at lunchtimes and after school. The activities included volleyball, golf, rowing, judo, orienteering, karate and the most popular sport of the week ultimate frisbee'.

The whole school also celebrated sports day on Wednesday and on Thursday we were joined by British Wheelchair Basketball player Matthew Claverley who spent the day at Denbigh presenting awards and speaking to pupils about his achievements and experience as a wheelchair basketball player. Matthew also joined in some of the activities and spoke to our year 7 and 9 PE groups about his aspirations for the London 2012 Olympics.

Sports leaders from year 11 also came back to school and volunteered their time as leaders, leading many of the activities and doing a tremendous job acting as positive role models to our younger pupils whilst some of our year 7 & 8 students took part in a Sports Festival with Icknield and Cardinal Newman.

National School Sports Week was a great success and all of the students involved had a fantastic time.

Matthew Claverley said: I have thoroughly enjoyed my time today and I am so impressed with the sports facilites, I wish that my school would have had facilities like these, there is such a wide range of activities that the students are able to do here. I think it is just amazing and the enthusiasm shown by the teachers would make anyone want to get involved in PE. My hat goes off to the teachers at Denbigh, I think they're brilliant.