Gymnasiums for gymnastics, basketball, dance and football.
Sports Hall for badminton, volleyball, indoor football, trampolining and basketball.
Weights room for health related exercise.
Playground for hockey and netball.
Sports fields for rugby, football, cricket, athletics, rounders and outdoor education.
To maintain and/or stimulate pupil interest and enjoyment in P.E and to promote health and fitness for current and future lifestyles.
To enable pupils to be familiar with a body of knowledge, principles and vocabulary related to P.E.
To enable pupils to see P.E as:
* a major feature in our lives related to leisure, employment and culture.
* part of a wider body of knowledge and skills, e.g interpersonal and problem solving skills (to include analysis and evaluation of P.E issues).
To enable pupils to understand:
* and use safe practice and to appreciate its importance in P.E.
* the short and long term effects of exercise on the body.
* the role of exercise in a fit and healthy lifestyle.
To enable pupils pupils to develop a range of desirable personal qualities such as politeness, perseverance, initiative and independence. The establishment of pupil self esteem through the development of physical confidence is a major aim of the Department.
To enable pupils to work independently and as part of a team in varied activities, so as P.E contributes to the development of core skills such as communication by speech.
To employ tecahing methods and resources that allow all pupils (irrespective of their gender, ethnic origin, academic ability etc) to have equal access to P.E and to experience success and enjoyment in their P.E work.
To develop an awarenss in pupils of the implications of sport and physical activity (past and present) for the individual and the local, national and international communities.
To allow pupils to develop informed opinions and to be able to support them by reasonable arguments.
To provide pupils with a broad spectrum of activities and experiences whilst in full time education, in the hope that they will continue in some capacity (player, coach, judge, social) with sport and health related exercise after they have left school.
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