Grange Park Primary School provide an exciting, balanced and varied programme of activities in physical education that will contribute to each child's physical and emotional development. We strive to create a positive attitude towards P.E. with correct coaching and responsibility given to the children. It is hoped that the children will gain enjoyment from physical education and pursue sporting activities in their private lives, thus promoting a healthy lifestyle.
The school introduces children to a range of sporting activities and encourages them to appreciate how such interests can enrich their lives. To this end a large number of activities are arranged throughout the year and children of all ages have the opportunity to participate in them. The playground and has been marked out to encourage netball, football and hockey. We also run daily lunch time football tournaments on the school field and in 2015 Mr Thorpe introduced the Daily Mile, which encourages staff and pupils to walk, jog or run a mile during the school day.
Within the curriculum each child takes part in one games session and one indoor gymnastics/dance session each week ensuring at least two hours of quality PE for all pupils. We also provide a number of ‘extra-curricular' sport sessions as we feel physical potential can be enhanced by including children in teams for internal and external competitive events. During the Summer Term the Key Stage 2 children have weekly swimming sessions at Abraham Darby Academy and we aim for all pupils leaving the school to be able to swim at least 25m. All pupils in year 6 have the opportunity to attend Arthog Outdoor Education Centre on a school residential.
Thanks to strong links with local sporting clubs we are able to help and direct individuals who wish to develop their sporting activities further and several have progressed to Telford and County standard while still at Grange Park. The school aims to try and ensure that each child achieves their true potential in the range of sporting activities it provides.
School websites are now required to include details of their provision of PE and sport, alongside details of their broader curriculum, so that parents are able to compare the sports provision between schools, both within and beyond the school day.
Our School PE Blog is constantly updated with sports news and results. To view our school PE blog please click the link: Grange Park PE Blog