The aim of Physical Education is to promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles. Children are taught to observe the conventions of fair play, honest competition and good sporting behaviour as individual participants, team members and spectators.
Children take part in games, gymnastic movement, dance and athletic activities using indoor and outdoor environments where appropriate. Children can take part in after school clubs and have the opportunity to compete against other schools.
In Year 6, children go on a residential course for outdoor activities.
Children have swimming lessons in Year 6.
The Golden Mile
At Haughton St. Giles, The Golden Mile is incorporated into our timetable, reinforcing the message from the Department of Health that children should engage in regular daily physical activity habits across the week, every week all year round. These short bursts of exercise have also been proven to enhance concentration levels and psychological well-being in classrooms.
Children will simply walk, jog or run around our Golden Mile track within the safety of the school grounds and their personal progress will be tracked across the school year.