PE Matters!

The PE department would like to thank parents for their continued support… from washing muddy shoes and kit after cross country sessions to picking up students after house matches, sports leader events and fixtures.

We would like to take the time to remind all students and parents of our philosophy here at College.

Whilst we value greatly extra-curricular sport and representative honours, our primary concern is the health and well-being of your son/daughter through participation in their PE lessons.

Benefits of PE

Physical Education can further not only the obvious

  • physical development of your son/daughter (cardio vascular endurance, strength, flexibility, speed, muscular endurance) but also their
  • social development (team work, communication)
  • psychological development (resilience, determination, challenge) and
  • moral development (fair play, success, failure, etiquette)

Every student’s development is important and progress is plotted on a very individual basis.

How can you help? 

  • Ensure they have their kit, including an inhaler if asthmatic
  • Encourage their participation in PE lessons and their attendance at the non-elitist clubs that run on lunch times and after school

GCSE Sport Studies Students Research Healthy Living

Our GCSE Sports Studies students have been researching healthy lifestyles. We would like to pass on to you what their main findings were… and what they were going to try to change for the better.

They would like to challenge all students to adopt these 3 practices:

  1. Exercise regularly
    Current guidelines suggest at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day – this should range from moderate activity, such as cycling and playground activities, to vigorous activity, such as running
  1. Eat breakfast
    Studies show that eating a healthy breakfast can help give you
  • improved concentration and performance in the classroom
  • more strength and endurance to engage in physical activity
  • lower cholesterol levels
    Eating breakfast is important for everyone, but is especially so for adolescents and young adults.
    Students who eat breakfast perform better in the classroom and on the sports field, with better concentration, problem-solving skills and hand-eye coordination.
  1. Ration the gaming
    Whilst there is nothing wrong with an hour of gaming it should be moderated and monitored.
    Addiction can interfere with school work, homework, sleep patterns, social interaction and physical activity.

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