P.E. Mission Statement
At Dobwalls School our P.E. mission statement is
‘Healthy bodies, active minds; fitness for life’.
We have worked hard to ensure we have high quality lessons and a wide range of extra-curricular activities on offer.
- We want EVERY child to be: active, healthy and happy!
- We want EVERY child to find an activity they enjoy.
- We want EVERY child to understand that exercise is a life long commitment, which starts now!
A wide range of PE is delivered throughout the school, which aims to engage and inspire all children.
The launch of the new National Curriculum will allow us to develop and offer an extensive programme of activities. As well as providing lessons, which will develop sporting potential in all pupils, we will now also offer varied outdoor learning opportunities, such as orienteering and Wild Tribe.
Our extra-curricular programme is already well-established and includes after school clubs and intra-school and inter school competition. All of our after school clubs are run by our committed teaching staff and are free of charge. Our current programme includes: athletics, cookery, gymnastics, dance, football, gardening and multi-skills. We monitor participation and check attendance. Currently 90 of our 164 school population attend after school clubs.We also enter a variety of competitions with our school teams. In the last few years we have won the East Cornwall Hockey League twice, became County Hockey champions, had successes in the County cross country finals, as well as doing well in many area leagues.
As well as this, we are using our money to continue to deliver high quality professional development for all our staff. We will also be providing a health and well-being week and an alternative sport day.
The biggest change brought in by the new curriculum will be the outdoor learning opportunities. We will be training staff in delivering ‘Wild Tribe’, which is a cross-curricular exploration of our natural environment. This will involve pupils working collaboratively to solve outdoor-based tasks such as lighting fires, building shelters and survival skills.