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Physical Education

At Orgill Primary School we aim to provide high quality Physical Education that will inspire our children to participate in a wide range of physical activities and to develop knowledge and an understanding of the benefits of leading healthy and active lifestyles.

Through the Physical Education lessons the children are given the opportunity to learn and develop new skills and competencies which encourages them to participate in sports and to promote healthy lifestyle choices in the future. The lessons include dance, games, gymnastics, swimming and water safety, athletics and outdoor adventure activities.

 

The aims of Physical Education in our school are:

 

  • For children to receive regular exercise;

  • To enable children to develop and explore physical skills with increasing control and co-ordination;

  • To encourage children to work and play with others in a range of group situations;

  • To develop the appreciation of fair play, team play, honest competition and good sportsmanship;

  • To develop the way children perform skills and apply rules and conventions for different activities;

  • To increase children’s ability to use what they have learnt to improve the quality and control of their performance;

  • To teach children to recognise and describe how their bodies feel during exercise;

  • To develop the children’s enjoyment of physical activity through creativity and imagination;

  • To develop an understanding in children of how to succeed in arrange of physical activities and how top evaluate their own success.

 

We take every opportunity to participate in inter school competitions, encouraging all children to have a go and be involved.

We offer a range of after school activities including, dance, football, rugby, swimming and tennis. These are delivered by school staff and outside specialists. They encourage the children to further develop their skills in a variety of activity areas.

 

The school also maintains links with outside agencies such as:

 

  • Copeland School Sport Co-ordinator Programme

  • West Lakes Academy

  • Cumberland FA

  • Whitehaven Rugby League Football Club

  • Windscale Football Club.

 

Orgill Primary School has also entered Rock Challenge which is offered to all Key Stage Two children as an after school activity. See the Rock Challenge section of our website for more information and photographs.

 

Each year the children in years 5 and 6 get the opportunity to participate in the Cyclewise scheme whereby they learn to maintain their bicycles and learn how to ride safely on the roads.

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