Volleyball is a net barrier team-sport game. The objective of the game is for teams to try to score points by grounding the ball on the other team’s court under organised rules. Pupils learn skills such as digging, blocking, spiking, setting and serving. Drills and activities are planned to develop in pupils their execution skills and techniques. Pupils are taught to demonstrate resilience so that they are able adapt to new teammates and acquire new knowledge and skills of the game. Talented pupils are identified to be school team players for participation at the zonal and national competitions.
Pupils are also taught to demonstrate respect to the coach, teachers and team members during training and responsibility while using the equipment. Pupils’ confidence is built up through developing their self-awareness skill whereby they identify their strengths and build on their skills while playing the game. Through knowing what their strengths are, pupils know how to work on improving themselves.
There is a sense of camaraderie among the pupils that enable them to seek and provide help from one another, thus, working cooperatively so as to acquire the skills taught. This creates a platform for social interactions between members and inculcates team work qualities among them.
A team captain is appointed, to lead the team during practices and tournaments. The importance of Sportsmanship is explained and reinforce among members to inculcate fair play qualities in them during practices and games. In this way, the pupils’ personal, moral and ethical responsibility is engaged. Pupils are taught that the real winners in sports are those who know how to persevere and to behave with dignity – whether they win or lose a game.
Pupils also display sportsmanship behaviour of friendship and respect through playing with pupils of other schools in the zonal and national competitions thereby engaging their respect for others.