Windermere Preparatory School hosted the Global Games, The Americas 2022 from Tuesday, Nov. 29, to Saturday, Dec. 3.
More than 1,200 students from seven different countries — the United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Ecuador, Brasil and Peru participated in the event in sports such as flag football, beach volleyball, regular volleyball, soccer, track and field, tennis, basketball and swimming.
According to Nord Anglia Education’s website, “Sports have the power to push us further than we ever imagined.”
The Global Games first took place back in 2006, offering the opportunity for students to become global citizens while sharing experiences and building international relationships.
At first, the games only hosted less than 100 athletes and over the years, it’s grown so much that nowadays, Nord Anglia organizes not one Global Games event — where seventh, eight and some ninth graders are able to participate — but also added the Junior Global Games for sixth graders that will take place in Costa Rica come 2023.
The event granted the student-athletes the opportunity to participate in activities such as going to Island of Adventure, visiting the Orlando Eye, among others.