At Rothwell Schools, we have an illustrious sporting history that we are very proud of. Through high quality PE lessons and extra sporting activities, we promote: health and fitness, confidence, co-operation and teamwork, skill development, self-discipline and enjoyment. Each child receives 2 hours of PE each week following Create Development’s REAL PE Scheme of work or the Cambridgeshire Scheme of work for Physical Education. During the summer term, we organise a whole school sports day (weather permitting) which is very popular with the children, although the staff can get a little competitive!
Additional to PE lessons, the school offer’s after school and lunchtime sports clubs throughout the year including Dodgeball (Tuesday’s after school), Gymnastics (Wednesday’s after school), Hotshots – Basketball (Thursday’s after school) and Football (Friday Lunchtimes).
In terms of competitions, we put great emphasis on the pupil’s responsibility in representing the school at competitive tournaments and events. During the 2015/16 academic year, we entered teams in the following Kettering School Sports Partnership (KSSP) events:
- Year 5/6 Boys Football
- Year 5/6 Girls Football
- Year 4/5 Futsal
- Year 5/6 Tag Rugby
- Year 3/4/5/6 Cross Country
- Year 3/4 Tri-Golf
- Year 3/4 Hockey
- Year 5/6 Swimming Gala
- Year 5/6 Cricket
- Year 5/6 Quad-Kids (Athletics)
The Year 5/6 Boys and Girls football team progressed to the County finals while the Year 4/5 Futsal team represented Northamptonshire at the Regional finals at Nottingham University.
With support from schools within the Pathfinder Schools Trust, we have organised and took part in festivals and events which celebrate and promote sport. These events included: swimming, futsal, cross country and athletics.
Throughout the year, we have promoted leadership within sport and pupils from Year 5 were given the opportunity to help support a dodgeball festival, cross country event which was held on the school field and assist with Rothwell Victoria Infant school’s sports day.