January 17 2014
The recent success that Allegra had, when she brought home 2 medals from the British Ski Championships, highlights that both within school, where we offer a vast array of sports both individual and team events, or as extracurricular activities, sport is a cornerstone of development and therefore our curriculum.
Physical education and sport do have an educational impact. Changes can be seen in motor skills development and performance plus educational potential.
Sport is fundamental to the early development of children, the skills learned contribute to their holistic development.
Through participation in sport and pe girls learn the importance of key values such as:
- fair play,
- respect for themselves and others, and
- adherence to rules.
It also provides a forum for our girls to learn how to deal with competition, with both winning and losing, highlighting the impact of sport on a girl’s social and moral development as well as physical skills and abilities.
In terms of physical and health aspects of development, there is an overwhelming amount of evidence that focuses on the positive effects of sport and exercise on physical health, growth and development. Physical education and sport also build health activity habits that encourage life-long participation in physical activity.
We endeavour to ensure our girls take full opportunity to participate in whatever sport they enjoy – success is welcomed but participation is the true test:
‘Victory is in having done your best. If you’ve done your best, you’ve won’