Boys participating, enjoying and contributing to a wide variety of sports is extremely important to their daily routine. It is widely recognised that a healthy lifestyle contributes enormously to a child’s sense of achievement and happiness.
It is however important that boys are offered a variety of sports in which they can compete. Doing so widens the scope for boys of all abilities to contribute to the life of the school and also encourages a wider range of sporting skills.
In addition to internal practice sessions and animal (house) competitions, all boys from Years 3-8 annually play in excess of 350 competitive fixtures across a range of sporting codes versus other schools. This affords them numerous opportunities to learn the values mirrored in the game of school and life, which we aim to nurture.
Boys in Nursery to Year 2 enjoy a full PE curriculum on a weekly basis alongside swimming lessons. During PE the boys learn about spatial awareness including: balance, agility, ball skills, dance and gymnastics. In the swimming pool the boys learn water safety and how to float before learning the key swimming strokes.
For Years 3-8 we aim to provide a more varied curriculum, all boys will take part in swimming lessons which run alongside basketball, indoor hockey, badminton, tennis and athletics.
From September to February we focus largely on rugby as our main team sport. From February to March the boys will play football. During the summer months cricket is the main team sport. Alongside this, the School’s swimming, tennis, rowing and golf teams train and compete at regular intervals. We also prepare teams to participate in local and regional cross country, triathlon/biathlon and athletics fixtures.
On occasion our Sports department arrange (voluntary) sports tours both locally and abroad, recent examples include our 1st XV Rugby squad who enjoyed a challenging but ultimately successful unbeaten tour to South Africa, a swimming tour to the Midmar Mile in South Africa and a weekend trip to Wales to compete in the indoor rowing championships.