Sport plays a large part in school life at S.W.J.S. Opportunities are provided in school for children to participate in a range of Physical Education activities including Invasion Games, Gymnastics, Dance, Swimming, Net and Wall Games, Striking and Fielding, Outdoor Adventurous Activities and Athletics.
The children have the opportunity to participate in 5 hours of P.E. per week which includes 2 hours of P.E. within curriculum time. Furthermore the Year 6 children attend a residential visit to ’Hilltop’ towards the end of the year.
In recognition to the large part South Wootton Junior plays towards PE within the school and local community, we were recently awarded the distinction of the High Quality PE and Sport award, which recognises the quality and quantity of sport the school provides. In addition, the school has been accredited as a Football Association Charter School, for its achievements and provision of football coaching, and has been chosen to be part of the ’chance-to-shine’ scheme in cricket. Each award makes the school eligible for various benefits such as extra resources and specialist coaches. Furthermore, the school has been awarded ’Activmark’ which recognises the school’s provision of sport.
Current clubs offered in school as extra-curricular activities include: Football (girls and boys), Netball, Basketball (2 x clubs), Tag-rugby, Golf, Athletics, Rounders and Kwik Cricket (3 x clubs).
All of our sports teams have recently been successful both locally in league and cup competitions as well as country wide in Tag-rugby, football and netball. Each team pride themselves in the manner in which they play each game with a large emphasis placed on fair play and sportsmanship.
We have used our PE and Sport Grant Allocation to purchase a Multi-Use Games Area and new hall apparatus which are being used by the whole school to further extend the quality of PE provision both in lessons and beyond the curriculum.
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