Physically educated students should feel confident in their ability, enjoy, be successful and understand the life enriching experience that participation, in any form, can have. We may not all be international athletes, but there is a world of enjoyment, intrinsic and social satisfaction, available to everyone who can dip their toes into a life-long commitment to activity, learning, or just being happy with themselves.
Students may be performers, officials, organisers or leaders and we try to provide opportunities for them to find the role that suits them best. They work as individuals, in groups and in teams, developing concepts of fairness and of personal and social responsibility.
Physically educated students should feel confident in their ability, enjoy, be successful and understand the life enriching experience that participation, in any form, can have. We work hard to offer a balance between a competitive and a non-competitive experience. Those experiences should encourage all students to find a route that suits their level, their personal goals aspirations in order to enjoy, be successful and to recognise the value of participation and being physically active. Lessons, College teams, inter-house competitions and can feed those competitive students with opportunities to express themselves and focus on improving and understanding performance. At the same time students can develop an intrinsic value of participation, of finding enjoyment and satisfaction in being active, in performing and developing an aesthetic appreciation of human movement. Students should recognise and practise the value of leadership and the part that activities can play in developing a sense of community, a sense of belonging. Students can be performers, officials, organisers or leaders and we try to provide opportunities for them to find a role that suits them best. They work as individuals, in groups and in teams, developing concepts of fairness and of personal and social responsibility.
The department and students enjoy some good facilities around the College. The sports centre houses a 4 Badminton court sized hall and a dedicated Dance studio, in addition there is a gym and one other indoor hall that adds to our indoor space. Outside there are two Basketball courts and three netball courts on one hard playground space. Four further netball courts adorn the floodlit Astro, which also allows us to play hockey and tennis in the summer. The field holds one rugby and one football pitch, alongside a large number of gridded areas. GCSE and A levels lessons use a variety of IT and other rooms around the College.
We run a full extra-curricular programme, providing opportunities for students to experience a variety of team and individual activities. Dance, Tennis, Badminton, Gym, Hockey, Football, Rugby, Table Tennis, Netball, Athletics, Cricket, Stoolball and Rounders are the most popular activities. Each has a competitive arm at some point in the year and in addition we take swimmers and cross-country runners to county events whenever possible.
The annual Ski trip is very popular as well as the International matches at Twickenham.
Gifted and talented students are supported is as many ways as is possible. Some of our students compete for the county, for the region and nationally. Some of those students are identified within the College, others from their own very dedicated efforts outside. All are important and valued.
The, now annual, awards evening tries to recognise the efforts of all students, as athletes, officials or leaders of the future, celebrates their successes and in some small way, tries to recognise their commitment and considerable achievements.
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