P.E. is the most powerful (and unappreciated at times) ‘medicine’ for present and future health issues – For the body, mind and spirit.  Physical education in schools captures everyone and not those who want to be active. It teaches great life and health lessons.  Putting it simply, PE conditions a child to be more active and healthy adults.  Listed are some of the many benefits children receive from a quality PE program:

Improved physical fitness, skill and motor skills development, provides regular, teaches self- discipline, facilitates development of student responsibility for health and fitness, influences moral development, leadership, cooperate with others, stress reduction – an outlet for releasing tension and anxiety, strengthened peer relationships, improve self-confidence and self-esteem, respect – PE helps you respect your body, classmates and teammates and improved academics – a bonus benefit!

The photos here are from various P.E. lessons throughout school, working on different values, from muscle groups, core strength in legs and stomach to fitness, stamina and endurance.









We went to The Climbing Works on Monday 28th January 2018 for an alternative experience in sport.  For people who have never been to this hidden gem, it’s a brilliant experience for everyone.  For some, it’s the ultimate expression of climbing. No ropes, no gear – just the joy of pure movement, in relative safety, not too high above the ground.

For some, it’s a never-ending quest for technical perfection. The hardest moves will nearly always be on boulders.  For some, it’s the proven method to gain power, suppleness and technique.  It’s also the proven method of becoming a better sport climber, a better traditional climber.  You apply the gains to your chosen discipline, whatever it may be.

We bouldered as three teams of 6 children from Year 6 and Year 5, clambering merrily over anything they could get their hands on, sharing their new experience with each other.  Bouldering is such a natural movement, it utilises muscle groups in a much more holistic way than many other, more artificial, types of exercise.  Balance, suppleness and technique also playing their part.


It was a hard but lots of fun.  We had to travel quite a long way but the journey was fantastic on the new X17 bus.  Climbing and bouldering is an experience you can do on your own or with friends – a never-ending quest for technical perfection.













Our school played a brilliant football match on Friday 25th January at Hoyland Common Primary School against Hoyland Common.  The score was 2 – 2.  The first half was played really well with lots of attacking, with the second half being spent defending the draw against a more powerful side who could not seem to get their shots on target.

Our side was Sam Watson, Luke Robinson, Owen Ward, Max Mayhew, Joel Flewitt-Wardley, Oliver Bentley,  and Finley Bailey.  Well Done Boys!





We took our Boccia Team to Hoyland Common Primary School on Friday 18th January, 2019,  to compete against other Hoyland Schools in the Boccia Competition.

Boccia is a sport that tests muscle control and accuracy. Players propel balls to land close to a target ball. Two sides compete as a team. Each side has six balls (red or blue) each end to try and score points. Points are accumulated over the course of a match to find a winner.

Sounds simple? It is to get started, but the tactics of the sport offer both tension and excitement as the game plays put.

We had lots of fun – especially Seb who saw friends from his old school which was very nice for him.  Our Team was Elijah Orwin, Seb Bradshaw, Alicia Phipps-Whiting, Amelia Wood, Ruby Jubb and Rowan Speight.



We started back after the Christmas break with a fun day of intense exercise, working off all that Christmas chocolate.  Everyone had a great day.


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