The school includes in its provision for Physical Education in the National Curriculum opportunities to learn about, understand and play small-sided games and simplified versions of recognised competitive team games. The children are taught to observe the conventions of fair play, honest competition and good sporting behaviour as individual participants, team members and spectators.
The school is a member of the Hyndburn Schools Sports Association which organises activities in Football, Cricket, Swimming, Netball, Athletics, and Running. These activities involve teams representing our school in games, competitions and leagues with other schools in the district. Members of teams are chosen by staff on merit, sporting attitude and the ability to represent the school appropriately.
We have always aimed to take part in a friendly and sporting manner and to maintain the reputation the school has built up over many years. It is hoped that the children see sport as an opportunity to develop mutual respect and teamwork and to build friendships. We encourage a courteous attitude in both teams and spectators.
We also feel it is important that opportunities for taking part in sport are open to all children and that the allocation of resources for representative sports is balanced against the needs of all the children.