How do you capture everything about the sporting life of Kingswood Prep School in just a few sentences? How do you explain the breadth of opportunity that exists in PE lessons, Games Lessons, matches, activities and after-school clubs. How do you convey the approach which aims to be totally child-centred, rather than results-orientated; that tries to give every child as many different experiences as possible and tries to instil a enjoyment of a variety of physical experiences that will last far beyond Year 6, and beyond school life itself?
When a child leaves Kingswood Prep School, what does success look like in a physical/sporting sense?
- The child enjoys being active – in many different ways – and wants to continue being involved in those many different ways in the future.
- The child has a “can do” attitude towards sport and physical activities and has an appreciation that having a go ( and sometimes not succeeding) is not a bad thing.
- The child has already started to work out the sort of activities that they enjoy most, developed through exposure to a wide range of different activities – team, individual, mainstream, unusual, creative, etc.
- The child has plenty of experience playing organised team sport and has already learnt many things in that setting : winning and losing, team-work, enhanced self-esteem, working towards a collective goal, social skills, etc.
Physical activity at Kingswood Prep School breaks down into :
P.E. lessons : Gymnastics, dance, swimming, athletics,
Games lessons : Generic ball-skills, hockey, rugby, football, netball, cricket, rounders, tennis
Inter-school fixtures : Hockey, Football, Rugby, netball, cricket, rounders, cross-country, athletics, Aquathon, triathlon, tennis, swimming, judo, fencing, orienteering
Extra-curricular activities : Hockey, football, rugby, cricket, netball, rounders, athletics, cross country, Aquathon, triathlon, tennis, swimming, judo, fencing, orienteering, golf, kayaking, archery, dance