At Brigstock Latham’s Primary School we recognise the benefits that PE and Physical Activity have on the health and wellbeing of our pupils and the essential role it plays in developing the sense of community in the school as a whole. We are proud to have received the National “School Games Mark Silver Award” for the past five years in recognition of our commitment to Physical Education and the opportunities we provide for competitions and extra-curricular sports clubs.
In 2018-19 we were very proud of all our sports teams. We achieved some notable successes. All of our Key Stage 2 children took part in a Cross Country event where a number of children placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd in their events. As a school, we have also competed in local football and netball tournaments. For the last 3 years, we have taken part in our own Race for Life event and raised over £3000 for Cancer Research.
We have a successful Y5/6 sports crew in school who plan and deliver activities during break times. Our Sports Captains work alongside the sports crew and our PE co-ordinator (Miss Griggs) and they are responsible for overseeing any sporting events within school.
Our PE curriculum currently encompasses a wide range of games and movement skills. We focus on developing the ABC’s of our pupils – Agility, Balance and Coordination – through different games and activities, delivering the physical skills needed for a healthy and active life. We have access to the local meadow which is a great space for team games, athletics and outdoor exercise. Our PE lessons focus on the key skills outlined in the new curriculum, as well as developing the whole child - socially, physically and emotionally. In 2018-19 we had a professional sports coach in school weekly to support and enrich our children’s physical education.
We are proud to be a part of the Corby, Oundle, Thrapston School Sports. This partnership provides all of our children with a calendar of opportunities to compete in inter and intra-school competitions.