The school aims to promote an enjoyment of physical activities through a wide variety of individual and team sports. This will also enable children to develop their own physical skills, realise the importance of safety and personal hygiene in relation to sporting activities and develop a positive attitude towards cooperation, teamwork, fair play and other participants.
The time allocated to sporting activities is 39 hours per school year. This includes time spent on individual and team games and their related skills; gymnastics and dance. All children will have the opportunity to swim at some point during their time at school and a separate allocation of time is allowed for this.
The children have the opportunity to represent the school in several sports. Matches and practise sessions are arranged for after school. Footballers of higher ability also have the chance to be selected for the area representative team, which plays on Saturday mornings. Children of higher athletic and swimming ability are encouraged to join Worksop Harriers and Worksop Dolphins.
The school has an annual sports day, where the emphasis is on excellent, enjoyment and taking part as frequently as possible. The children take part in some traditional events and modern ones to test all skills.
Outside agencies come into school to provide extra sporting activities.
Our facilities include a small hall, which is used for gym and dance; outside there is a hard play area marked out with a netball court and a grassed area which is marked up for seasoned sports; cricket and rounders.
Although some members of staff have some coaching qualifications the majority do not but there is always a willingness to attend coaching sessions in order to improve their knowledge of different games. With this in mind the school is part of the Bassetlaw School Sports Partnership scheme, which develops and enhances sports throughout not only our school but for all schools in Worksop and Retford. Links between the schools are also encouraged.
The school recognises the importance of sport and dance in the curriculum and how it can make a valuable contribution to a pupil’s health, well being and lifestyle.