It has been a busy and exciting start to the Autumn term and I have very much enjoyed getting to know the students. Their enthusiastic approach to learning and hard work during lessons has been a pleasure to see.
Over the course of the academic year students will have the opportunity to experience a wide variety of activities in Physical Education lessons. Students are currently developing their skills and understanding of rules, tactics & techniques in activities such as Basketball, Gymnastics, Problem Based Games, Yoga and Swimming. I have been especially impressed with the creativity of 4NW’s gymnastic routines during lessons and how students explored different tactics to achieve success during Problem Based Games & Basketball lessons.
During Games lessons the students have been working hard to develop their individual skills and tactical awareness in preparation for school matches. The students have worked well demonstrating good collaboration and teamwork in order to master skills and achieve success in the tasks set. It has been great to see a large number of students already getting the opportunity to put these skills to the test in school fixtures in sports such as rugby and hockey, with the prospect of many more to come. I very much hope that students will take advantage of the opportunity to represent the school in fixtures when the chance arises.
For me the highlight of the term so far has been watching 28 students take part in the Primary Schools Cross Country race at Chenies Manor on the 18 September. It was a fantastic morning, and the weather was especially kind and all the students performed exceptionally well, demonstrating good team spirit and resilience when completing the challenging course. A special mention should be made to the U11 Boys team of Dillon, Harvey and Alex, who managed to finish in 3rd place overall which is a great achievement and to Ella who finished in an impressive 8th place in the U11 Girls race.
I have thoroughly enjoyed these first few weeks of term and it has been great to see the students engaging positively in their PE and Games lessons. I hope that students will continue to work hard and show good leadership, sportsmanship and teamwork in order to ensure that they fulfil their potential.
Head of PE & Sport