We believe that physical education, experienced in a safe, engaging and supportive environment, is a significant factor in developing our children’s physical competence and confidence.
We promote physical skilfulness, physical development and knowledge of the body in action. We aim to give a stimulating, enjoyable and appropriately challenging learning experience. Children are given the oppotunity throughout the school to take part in competitions both at intra-school level and against other schools to encourage co-operation, problem solving skills and creative thinking to build good sportsmanship.
Our children are also encouraged to appreciate the importance of a healthy lifestyle and be aware of the factors that affect our health and fitness.
We were lucky enough to have a visit from GB athlete Steph Ingles. Steph won a silver for judo in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. She led a sponsored circuit training event which had us all exhausted. Great fun though! We raised a fantastic £452! This will go towards funding for more athletes to be able to train and compete for the GB team and we get to keep a little bit for sports equipment for our school.
Steph also gave a presentation telling us all about her hard training schedule, what it was like competing around the world and an in the Commonwealth Games and about her amazing recovering from a near death accident in Vietnam. She is on her way to a full recovery and is hoping to be part of the next Commonwealth Games in 2022. She was a very inspirational lady.
Millie (Class 2): "She was awesome! It was such a surprise to hear her story."
Georgia (Class 4); "She was really inspiring."
Liam (Class3): "I loved it because I really live judo"
Lily (Class4): "Her stories were so interesting."
We had a great day today competing in our house teams. The events were:
How long can you hula hoop for?
How many basketball hoops can you score in a minute?
How many skips can you jump in a minute?
How many times can you bounce a ball on a tennis racket in a minute?
Well done to team John who amazingly won all the events. A special mention to Mika in Class 3 who managed to hula hoop for an unbelievable 29 minutes and 15 seconds.
Today we saw the fantastic sporting talent that we have here at Blessed John Duckett. The children put their names forward and auditioned to take part in our talent show. They wowed us with performances showing dance, gymnastics, football, skipping and hula hooping. Well done to everyone who took part.
We have some brilliant runners in Key Stage 2. The best were selected to take part in the School Games Cross Country competition at Bishop College this March. Year 3/4 had to run 800m and Year 5/6 had to run 1000m. It was tricky terrain running up and down hills in the mud. We had a great time though and got some brilliant results. Well done particularly to Connie in Class 3 who came 7th and out of 122 runners and Lily in Class 4 who came 12th out of 105 runners.
Class 2 and Class 4 took part in a Dance Festival celebrating the work that goes around all our schools. Class 2 performed a dance inspired by things that fly and Class 4 performed a very moving dance inspired by World War II.
Class 4 took part in an intra-school festival to showcase athletic skills. The children took part in sprinting and jumping events.