Mr Ching's Sports Blog
This week in PE
Through no fault of their own, children's activity levels across the nation hit an all-time low during the lockdown. The start of our school year has shown that our children at St Kentigern's are raring to go when it comes to PE and sport. After our introduction to PE in the first week of school, the children have worked extremely hard to get their active lifestyles back on track.
We provide opportunities for our children to be as active as possible during the school day, not just in PE but in our lunchtime provision. We have added a new group of qualified sports coaches through our partnership with Manchester University to provide a wide variety of sports each day for every year group. This has enabled us to reach amazing levels of activity during lunchtime. This week on average we have had 85% of all pupils involved in sports activities at lunchtime for at least 20 minutes or more. Not only is this invaluable to their well being but it promotes good mental health in the form of friendship, pride, self-belief and confidence. We will continue to strive to provide excellent opportunities for all of our children to live happy and healthy lifestyles.
Our school has a history of success in school games competitions and we have always had a huge variety of teams in which the children can join. In these unprecedented times, the School Games Competitions are now virtual. This means that instead of competing with other schools at central venues or home and away games, the competitions will be virtual whereby the competitions will be personal best challenges and skill session challenges. I understand though that our children love competing and therefore I am hoping to have intra school competitions within the year group bubbles providing we can follow all guidance safely.