Sport and Sporting Clubs
The school provides a vast range of sporting clubs for children during and at the end of the school day. These include football, netball, cross country, tennis, rugby, rounders, athletics, gymnastics, Gaelic football and cricket. All children in Key Stage 2 can attend any of these clubs to either develop their skills further or to learn a new sport. The school sends out details of the current club activities to parents at the beginning of each term and Mr Rowell provides regular updates through the school Newsletter. If a club is oversubscribed then names will be drawn out randomly. Children who have not been selected will be given priority to join future clubs.
We are extremely proud of our sporting achievements and are delighted that we have also achieved the School Games Gold Mark Award for the last six years in recognition of our ongoing commitment and achievement in the School Games Competition Programme.
The school also plays regular fixtures against other local schools and is committed to entering as many sporting competitions as possible. This introduces a competitive element to team games and allows the children to put into practice the skills that they have developed in their lessons. These opportunities foster a sense of team spirit and co-operation amongst our children. We also organise Inter House Sporting Competitions to give more pupils the chance of participating in competitive sporting competition e.g. our annual Sports’ Days.
Teams are selected by Mr Rowell and children are picked on merit from watching the children at after school clubs ensuring that the team is both skilful and well balanced.
School Team Selection Criteria
This criterion varies from fixture to fixture and is hugely dependent on the level of competition, as well as the number of children that we are allowed to take to events. Many of the competitions that we enter are of a high standard, with opposition being extremely competent in terms of skill level, knowledge of rules, tactical knowledge, strength and speed.
Our PE policy can be seen here.