PE and School Sport
We pride ourselves as being a very active school with lots of physical activity on offer. This includes; swimming in our very own hydrotherapy pool and at the local leisure centre, horse riding, activities through P.E lessons, Sherborne sessions, day trips to Lea green along with afterschool multisport clubs and joining in with festivals and competitions across the county.
Swimming at Alfreton Leisure Centre
Swimming at the leisure centre takes place weekly, with pupils having a taught 30-minute lesson through Derbyshire County Council swimming teachers. Pupils are supported by school staff who help to develop their water confidence, teach the importance of water safety as well as basic swimming skills.
The sessions are extremely successful with lots of weekly progress being made.
Please contact Katie Turner (Larch Class Teacher) if you would like any more information or specific progress on your child.
Horse riding is on a rota basis and often takes place for 6 week blocks. During these sessions pupils get the opportunities to ride on different horses, learn about grooming techniques, teach the importance of caring for other animals, naming different parts of the horse as well as developing the confidence to communicate with the horse.
Festivals and competitions
So far during this academic year we have had the opportunity to take part in a football festival at Shirebrook Academy on the Astroturf. During our time there we learnt about passing the ball, controlling the ball through and around the cones (dribbling), developing team building skills and played in a variety of matches against the other schools.
After School Multisport Club
On Thursday’s from 3.30pm – 4.30pm we offer a multisport club which is ran by qualified sports coaches and supported by our school staff. Many skills are developed including hand-eye coordination, agility, balance and learning the importance of following rules.
During enrichment pupils have the opportunity to take part in weekly boccia sessions which are provided by an outside agency. This enables pupils to work on a variety of skills to include turn taking, target practice and accuracy. For many of our pupils this is a weekly favourite.