Every child in school does 5 hours of sport a week, including Football, Rugby, Netball, Swimming, and Cross Country.
Incorporating physical education into the school curriculum offers numerous benefits for children from a young age. It provides a platform for them to develop essential social skills, such as teamwork and cooperation, as they interact with their peers and work together as a team. Participating in team sports fosters an environment where children can form new friendships and experience the joy of collective achievement, especially when they score that winning goal or achieve a shared victory.
Furthermore, physical education plays a crucial role in helping children discover sports or physical activities that resonate with their interests and passions. Finding the right sport for each child can ignite their enthusiasm and cultivate a lifelong love for being active and participating in sports. This not only enhances their physical well-being but also instills valuable life skills such as discipline, perseverance, and sportsmanship.
In essence, physical education empowers children to lead healthier and more fulfilling lives while enjoying the positive effects of engaging in sports and physical activities at a young age.
At St. Crispin’s, we are dedicated to promoting a healthy and active lifestyle for our students. To achieve this, we offer an hour of sport every school day, providing them with ample opportunities to experience a diverse range of sporting activities, from football to rounders and beyond.
Our focus extends beyond just the enjoyment of sports; we emphasize the development of fitness, core strength, and endurance. By enhancing these physical attributes, we aim to empower all children to feel confident in trying and excelling in various sports and physical activities.
Regular daily exercise has well-documented benefits for physical and mental well-being, and we are passionate about instilling these positive habits in our students from a young age. Ensuring that every child has a happy and healthy start in life is at the core of our mission, as we believe these habits contribute significantly to their success and well-being in the future.
By fostering a love for physical activity and promoting regular exercise, we endeavor to support our students in developing the skills and mindset to lead a balanced, active, and prosperous life.
Sport has the power to boost physical and mental wellbeing, while teaching important life skills.Sports Minister Mims Davies
Exercise brings enormous health and wellbeing benefits and I do not underestimate the value of ensuring children are encouraged to live active lives. We want all children to have access to quality school sport and physical activity that caters to all levels, so even the least active children have the opportunity to get moving, and live healthy lives.Public Health Minister Steve Brine