All children in Years 1-6 take part in 2 hours of PE each week which includes: a minimum of ten swimming lessons each year; gymnastics; games; athletics and dance. Further opportunities for physical activity are offered through the provision of games equipment at lunchtimes, access to an adventure trail at playtimes and a range of after-school clubs. Coaches from local sports clubs offer taster lessons in a range of sports during the school year. Each half term, all KS2 children compete in mixed-age teams in a challenge event - recent events have included an archery competition, hockey tournament and a traditional sports day. Children also take part in inter-school events organised by Thirsk Schools Sports Partnership.
Every child is offered the chance to take part in a residential visit to an outdoor education centre during Year 5 or 6. This provides a range of enjoyable and challenging outdoor and adventurous activities (OAA) alongside the development of personal and social skills with pupils form other local schools. During Year 3 or 4, children are also offered a full day at a local outdoor activity centre.
Our programme of physical activity has gained the Sainsbury's School Games GOLD award for five consecutive years, meaning that we now hold the prestigious PLATINUM award.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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