We believe Physical Education is an important part of our broad and balanced curriculum. It not only contributes to a child’s physical development but also their social and psychological development, improving self-esteem and self-confidence, promoting positive attitudes towards health, hygiene and an active lifestyle and teaching perseverance, team work and how to win and equally importantly, how to lose.
We aim to provide fun, engaging, challenging lessons in which all pupils can develop their skills and achieve success irrespective of their previous sporting experience or physical ability.
A range of after school sports clubs and activities will provide children with the opportunity to develop these skills further, broaden their physical activity experiences and take part in competitive matches and events.
This week we hosted the Year 2 Legacy Games for schools from across Worthing. It certainly doesn’t feel like it now but summer arrived just in time which
made for a fantastic event. We were joined by The Mayor of Worthing, Cllr Hazel Thorpe who welcomed all the children and gave them some words of encouragement
before the games begun!
On Friday 17th May some of our Beach children went to Middleton Sport Club to play tennis. They took part a range of different activities and games. Everybody had a brilliant time! Thank you Middleton Sports Club, Sandy and Ali.
Some of our KS1 children enjoyed their morning at Durrington High School taking part in Sussex Cricket Foundation's KS1 cricket festival. If your child would like to learn some new skills and have a go at cricket, All Stars Cricket, which is a national programme aimed at 5 – 8 yr. olds, starts during May in over 60 All Star Centres across the County. More information regarding the All Stars Cricket can be found on the ECB website - https://www.ecb.co.uk/play/all-stars or come into school and speak to Miss Hooper.
Last term we ran a competition to find Pi, our maths mascot, a friend, a PE mascot. We received lots of fantastic entries but here we have the winning
sport mascot design which is called Sports-bot!
Miss Hooper, Miss James and Pi are very impressed!
It has been another very busy term for Team Durrington!
37 different Infant School children took part in 4 different events covering 3 different sports! Whilst at Junior School 117 different children took part in 24 different events covering 7 different sports! That’s 25% of our Infant children and 41% of our Junior children taking part in sporting festivals, tournaments and competitions. Go TEAM DURRINGTON!!
63 Infant School children and 142 Junior School children took advantage of the 5 different Infant and 10 different Junior sports clubs. That’s 41% of Infant and 47% of Junior children getting out there being active.
Well done children!