Physical Education (PE)

 

We have a very busy department in the Prep School. In addition to curriculum lessons, we have activities at lunchtime, after school and at weekends. We offer clubs for all abilities and compete locally and nationally in many sports, enjoying great success.

The girls in the Prep Department are taught netball, hockey, gymnastics, swimming, rounders, tennis, athletics and dance. In addition to this, the girls in Form I (Year 3) do a six week block of health related fitness and the Form Is and UIIs (Year 5) also do orienteering. Each lesson is 35 minutes and lessons are spread throughout the week to build in physical activity to their timetable on most days. The girls work towards improving their basic skills and techniques, gaining a greater understanding of the rules and an appreciation of the tactics involved in the games we play. They learn to work co-operatively and to compete fairly and appropriately against each other. Lessons are carefully differentiated to ensure all girls are working comfortably at their own level, achieving their individual potential.

Pre Prep PE

The girls in Pre-Prep have P.E. Lessons in gymnastics, dance, games, athletics and tennis. From the summer of PPII, all girls throughout the Prep School have a swimming lesson every week where they gradually learn more advanced skills. The girls learn to work independently, in pairs and small groups. In PPI basic movement skills are taught with a view to beginning hockey and netball using modified equipment and rules suited to their age.

Prep PE

The girls in the Prep Department are taught netball, hockey, gymnastics, swimming, rounders, tennis, athletics and dance. In addition to this, the girls in Form I do a six week block of health related fitness and the Form Is and UIIs also do orienteering. Each lesson is 35 minutes and lessons are spread throughout the week to build in physical activity to their timetable on most days. The girls work towards improving their basic skills and techniques, gaining a greater understanding of the rules and an appreciation of the tactics involved in the games we play. They learn to work co-operatively and to compete fairly and appropriately against each other. Lessons are carefully differentiated to ensure all girls are working comfortably at their own level, achieving their individual potential. 

Pre Prep PE
Prep PE