Lorenden PE Aims and Objectives
Lorenden aim to give every child the best sporting opportunity, whilst endeavouring to help each individual fulfil their true potential.
How do we achieve this?
By providing a wide range of sporting disciplines in our purpose built sports hall or our lovely grounds. We believe in achieving this through a committed, professional and caring team of PE and Games staff. The Games Department is currently divided into two sections, Boys’ Games and Girls’ Games whilst PE is be taught in year groups.
The school boasts a purpose built sports hall with modern changing room facilities and underfloor heating. Also we have the infamous and picturesque Lorenden grounds which holds our sports field comprising of U9 and U11 pitches. We also have access to acres of trust land where orienteering and cross-country is held. Closer to the school there is a hard court area used for tennis, netball and hockey throughout the year. We have affiliation and links with local facilities providing us with an astro-turf and a swimming pool.
A new and exciting development has been the design and implementation of structured PE in the Pre-Prep area of the school. At Lorenden, we believe that providing a structured yet fun approach to sport at a young age can only help each child to develop greater sporting talents at a faster rate. This also allows the school to have a uniform method of teaching PE from Nursery through to Year 6.
We run PE classes throughout Lorenden, with all pupils in pre prep having two lessons a week and prep pupils having one lesson a week with additional four games lessons and fixtures.
The PE Curriculum
This includes but is not limited to: Gymnastics, Coordination and Skills sessions, Health Related Fitness, Cross-Country, OAA, Dance, Badminton, Athletics, Basketball, Short Tennis, Volleyball, Hockey and Inclusive or Adapted Sports.
Matches, age groups, Games sessions
We understand that not everyone finds all sports easy to learn but we play against a range of local prep and primary schools of differing abilities. Every term we select boys and girls to represent the school in two age groups of U9’s and U11’s. Where possible and when numbers permit we try to provide two teams at each fixture, it is a target of the school that in the near future the U11’s will go on a sports tour. Every child at Lorenden has the opportunity to represent the school at fixtures which exemplifies our aim as a PE and Games department. The captains are asked to write and read out their match reports after each match in the Achievement assembly to encourage their public speaking and team spirit, while also informing the rest of the school about their achievements.
We offer a wide variety of activities throughout each academic year. On offer for the boys is football, rugby, cricket, short-tennis, badminton, athletics, cross-country, hockey and swimming. Girls’ sports include rounders, hockey, netball, badminton, swimming, cross- country and athletics. However, if there are specific needs and talents of children we will endeavour to support them in training and competition where possible.
As children begin to show a higher level of ability and attainment in specific sports, we will look to enrol them in district and county school trials. If further selected, we endeavour to support them in regional and national selection processes.
Annually we advise, support and facilitate students with excellent sporting talent in their quest to achieve Sports Scholarships to top Senior Schools within the Independent schools sector.
There are a fantastic range of sporting clubs to choose from at Lorenden for any age or gender: Football, Rugby, Archery, Cricket, Dodgeball, Kwik Cricket, Multi Sports, Multi Skills, Netball, Hockey, Rounders, Taekwondo and Cross-Country. However, if there are sports that have interest from pupils, and we do not yet offer, we endeavour to provide our pupils with the opportunity to participate in them.
We understand that sport crosses cultures, bridges gaps, builds a sense of community and adds to the well-being of a child’s school life. We strongly believe that what we teach the children on Lorenden will prepare them fully for the diverse and challenging sporting environment of senior school. We hope that each individual child can be celebrated here, finding their niche and learning to love and enjoy sport whilst maintaining a healthy mind and body before departing.
For more information, please do not hesitate to contact the school.
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