Exercise and physical activity are paramount for the wellbeing of young people and at Folksworth we are committed to supporting our pupils develop healthy lifestyles and maintain mental good health. Our Physical Education curriculum is central to this. We want our pupils to develop an enjoyment of sport and exercise so that it forms part of their daily lifestyle. To achieve this we teach them a range of sports and physical activities including dance, gymnastics and games. By teaching a range of physical activities we hope to encourage children to pursue those that they enjoy. We also aim to develop in our pupils an understanding of the effects of physical activity on their physical and mental health so that as they grow up they are able to continue to make healthy choices and enjoy being active.
Teamwork and respect are core values we aim to instil in our pupils and playing games and sports together is one of the ways this is encouraged. We give pupils the opportunity to learn tactics and skills before applying them in games and team activities.