We pride ourselves as being a very active school with lots of physical activity on offer with fabulous new facilities including a large hall space and outdoor MUGA.
Activities we offer include; swimming in our very own hydrotherapy pool and at the local leisure centre, rebound therapy, differentiated PE lessons, sherborne sessions, lunchtime and enrichment clubs, as well as 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.
We are extremely fortunate enough to have our very own rebound trampoline in school which is accessed by our pupils with support from trained members of staff. Rebound has many benefits for a number of our pupils.
Festivals and competitions
Are mostly organised through AVSSP (Amber Valley School Sports Partnership), these include athletics, multi-sports, futsal, boccia, indoor rowing plus many others. This allows many of our pupils to take part in inter-school festivals and competitions.
We also try to arrange MOVE days and other specialist sports with local special schools, to ensure a broad and balanced P.E curriculum is available for all classes.
We are also lucky enough to work with Lord Taverners through Derbyshire County Cricket Club who provide table cricket sessions in school. Which then lead onto competitions across the school year.
AVSSP are able to deliver a range of sessions, which include rowing, martial arts, dodgeball and in the past have supported a multi-sport after school club. We also enjoy whole school activities including Ozzy’s obstacle course and tough mudder activities. Staff are able to attend CPD sessions through AVSSP which are all beneficial.
On an annual basis we also have a dedicated dance teacher to support us during a multi-cultural day. So that pupils can explore a range of music, dances and cultural experiences.
We are lucky enough to have 2 outdoor education centres close by to school, including Lea Green and Thornbridge Outdoors. Here we can offer activities including, low ropes, high ropes, zip line, plus other adventurous activities which cannot be offered whilst in school. Each class has the opportunity to take part on these events at least once per academic school year.