Health & Fitness
Park School recognises and values the role that sport and exercise play in students overall physical and mental wellbeing. The benefits of being healthy and physically active on a regular basis are wide ranging and have a massive impact on student learning and development as young people.
The three main aims of the Health and Fitness curriculum at Park School are to develop:
positive attitudes and enjoyment of physical activity;
an awareness of the impact of physical activity upon health and wellbeing;
positive relationships, sportsmanship, fair play and respect for differing capabilities
Key Stages 3-4
Each year group in Key Stages 3-4 has a theme which is delivered through 6 units of activity covering all required elements of the national curriculum for Physical Education.
*All students at Key Stage 3 participate in swimming lessons during the year at Fleming Fulton or the Grove Leisure Centre.
At Post 16 students are further encouraged to develop their exercise independence and develop the positive exercise habits that will ensure a healthy active lifestyle beyond the school setting. Students are given options from across the curriculum and make choices to tailor their curriculum to their own interests.
Examples of the options available include:
Games (Football, Basketball, Kwik Cricket, etc), Health & Fitness (Fitness suite, Walking, Circuits, etc), Social Sport (Badminton, Pool, Table Tennis, etc), Relaxation for Health (Yoga, Pilates), and Summer Activities (Athletics, Ultimate-Frisbee, Rounders etc).
Students also complete components from a range of units from Prince’s Trust Achieve and Life skills courses with their Health and Fitness Sessions.
Students also have fully funded access to a range of other activities as part of the extended schools programme including Archery, Cycling, Tennis and Rock Climbing. These activities are provided offsite or through approved providers onsite.
The school participates and competes in a full range of fixtures and competitions in a broad range of sports to cater for all abilities and needs. These fixtures include events such as:
The Dodgeball Experience
Tag Rugby Festivals
New Age Kurling and Boccia Competitions.
Cross Country and Athletics events.
Health and Fitness Kit
Students are required to wear appropriate and safe kit for Health and Fitness lessons:
White Polo or T-Shirt
Navy/Black shorts, tracksuit bottoms or sports leggings
Trainers and socks
Pupils also participate in a 20-minute walk three times per week in Ormeau Park to boost their fitness levels even further.