PE lessons are taught by class teachers and specialist coaches, covering ball games, athletics and dance. During their time in KS2, children will also attend the Dolphin Centre for weekly swimming lessons, covering the basics of the 4 strokes and personal safety in the water.
Children are provided with various opportunities to join clubs and represent the school at sports festivals and competitive events. We are affiliated to the Darlington Schools Sports Partnership (DSSP).
The school benefits from extensive sporting facilities, including a large playground and playing field with athletics track and a variety of keep-fit stations. Pupils are also able to access the MUGA (Multi Use Games Area) for PE lessons and leisure time during breaks.
For further information about our lessons and activities, please click here to visit our curriculum page.
Ballet Lorent (Dance)
December 2019 to February 2020
A number of classes from years 2 to 5 had the pleasure of working with a ballet company from Newcastle called Ballet Lorent. Two of the dancers from the company led workshops with the children over the 2 days. The children learned to express themselves through movement and dance; based on the book ‘The Lost Happy Endings’ by Carol Ann Duffy. Over the course of the 2 days, 15 children have been selected to perform with the ballet company on stage at The Hippodrome Theatre in February in a dance adaptation of the book. All the children had an amazing time and learned so much throughout the workshops. The children who have been lucky enough to be chosen to perform on stage are thrilled at this amazing opportunity and can’t wait to start rehearsing!
Here are some of the pupils who took part with their certificates which they were awarded to commemorate the occasion
Judo instructor, Alessandro, provided taster sessions for all classes from Year 1 to Year 5. The children were taught to respect their opponent and carefully follow instructions to ensure safety and enjoyment for all. Following previous visits, some children have joined Judo clubs in the community.