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The aim of Physical Education in the school is to contribute to the physical development of each child, to enable them to experience a sense of achievement through physical activity and to teach them how to co-operate with others.  To achieve these aims the school provides a balanced programme of gymnastics, games skills, dance, athletics, swimming and outdoor activities.


In gymnastics the children will meet physical challenges through movement, participating in both floor and apparatus work.



In games we aim to teach equipment handling skills, group co-operation and the need for rules, thus enabling all the children to take part in games such as netball, football, rounders etc.   In dance the children experience movement which is both expressive and creative.



Swimming has a high priority in school.  Children are made aware of the dangers of water at an early age, and taught to swim as soon as possible.  Currently swimming begins at Year 2 and continues through school to Year 6. As an extended school we offer a very wide range of after-school sports activities. The school also enters many sports competitions.


School Sports :


The school arranges sporting fixtures with other schools in the area.  These matches, in both competitive and friendly fixtures, are played on a friendly basis and the school ensures that all children who are interested will have the opportunity to play for the school. We have the use of the play facilities at the Highfield Sports Ground, as well as making use of the all-weather pitch facilities at Cockermouth School.