At Broadhempston we encourage all of our children to be sporty, active and healthy in many different ways. This includes a commitment to delivering high quality physical education lessons for every child, daily opportunities for children to engage in active playtimes, a range of opportunities for children to represent the school in competitive sport events and a number of sport-based after-school clubs every year.
The school is part of the Dartmoor School Sport Partnership which offers an extensive range of sports festivals and competitions for all ages. We also have club-school links with a number of local community clubs covering many different sports.
Every child receives an average of 2 hours PE every week, with a PE syllabus that includes the following areas
In addition, children have opportunity to try new and 'unusual' sports on an occasional basis - for example Tri-golf, lacrosse or ultimate frisbee.
Subject to weather, the children spend all of their recreation time at Kings Close playground. Here they are able to play on a range of equipment including swings, monkey bars and climbing frames.
Following suggestions from our Pupil Forum, there is now a "focus sport" run on the playground during break and lunch times. This changes each day and includes different activities allowing children to develop their fitness, skills and game play. Older children act as leaders to organise the equipment, arrange teams and officiate. All children who wish to participate are able to do so, irrespective of age or ability.
Broadhempston takes part in a number of inter-school competitions each term covering a wide range of sports. Emphasis is placed on both achievement and participation, with all children in Key Stage 2 being given the opportunity to represent the school on several occasions during the year.
The school has enjoyed much success with sports teams, and in recent years we have achieved the following:
In addition, we actively involve older children in the management and organisation of School Games events where possible. This includes, for example, Year 5/6 children acting as team managers for Y3/4 inter-school competitions and also organising and refereeing intra-school competitions as part of PE and after-school clubs.
It was great to see so many of you turn up this afternoon to the athletics club. It looked like you all really enjoyed learning and improving your skills in the triple jump and javelin. I was very impressed how quickly you all got used to the new techniques, well done!
Bring on KS1 athletics and the KS2 cross country tomorrow after school!!
Well done to all of you who took part in this event - you did a great job!