At Pownall Hall School children are timetabled with 5 hours of physical activity. Many do much more. We consider sport to be so important for teaching life’s important lessons such as fair play, team work, respect, honesty, and the right way to win and lose.
Of course, what the children experience is a wide variety of curricular sports and clubs making the most of our extensive sporting facilities.
We have games lessons; our curriculum teaches rugby, tag rugby, hockey, football, cricket, netball, rounders and athletics in termly rotation. We also have PE lessons; fitness, orienteering, gymnastics and healthy lifestyle choices. Through our clubs we add basketball, cross-country, tennis, judo, horse riding, and golf to our pupils.
Children are taught to swim in year 2 and lessons continue through to year 6. For year 2 and below we also work on basic but essential skills (hand-eye-ball-bat co-ordination) through small-team games.