We at St John XXIII believe that physical activity not only improves health, reduces stress and improves concentration, but also promotes correct physical growth and development. Exercise has a positive influence on academic achievement, emotional stability and interaction with others.
Through sport and other physical activities our children will learn about their responsibilities both as individuals and members of groups and teams. They learn to cooperate and to compete fairly, understanding their own and other’s roles.
We are fortunate to have strong links with our local football team, QPR. One of their qualified coaches works with the children 4 afternoons per week. We run lunchtime clubs, curriculum lessons and afterschool clubs.
Children participate in two PE lessons per week. One from our QPR coach who uses plans devised by the QPR Education team. The second lesson is carried out by our teachers using the Get Set 4 PE scheme.
Our aim is that; through physical education we teach and develop physical competence, an appreciation of skilled and creative performances, understanding of basic principles of ‘fair play’ and improve inter personal skills.
St John XXIII will achieve the above through;
Provide enjoyable experiences, where positive attitudes of sensitivity, leadership, co-operation, competition and tolerance may develop.
In addition to the school curriculum our students compete in a range of Borough competitions, sports festivals and local cluster fixtures taking place at regular intervals during the appropriate season.
Along with the large variety of physical activity within the curriculum we also offer a range of after school clubs such as Netball, Tag Rugby, Football, Cricket, Martial Arts, Dance, Tennis and Athletics.