At Christ Church Primary School all children are offered the opportunity to be involved in and compete in a range of sports. Within lessons and units of work, children are encouraged to set personal targets and monitor and celebrate their own progress and success. Intra competition is built into each unit of work and the curriculum has been designed to allow and encourage year groups to organise competitive experiences within the school environment. Careful consideration is given to the inter school competitions we enter, with priority being placed upon children’s enjoyment, meaningful experience and participation. Across all levels of competition, emphasis is placed on the six School Games values that reflect the spirit of competition and fair play; Determination, Honesty, Respect, Passion, Teamwork and Self Belief.
School Games Mark
Christ Church Primary School is incredibly proud to have been awarded the School Games Mark GOLD award five times since its inception in 2012.
The School Games Mark is a government led awards scheme to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community.
The award highlights and celebrates achievement in four key areas:
- Participation - how many young people at your school are being engaged in sporting activity?
- Competition - how many different sports are being played and how many competitions are being entered?
- Workforce - how many pupils are involved in leadership activities alongside taking part in competitions?
- Clubs - how many local links does your school have with clubs or establishments from the area?
- Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
- Use a range of strokes effectively (E.g. front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke)
- Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations
Christ Church Primary School currently offer swimming lessons for all children in Years 4/5/6. Children are taught by qualified swimming instructors from the local pool who follow guidelines set out by the Local Authority.