Ringwood Junior School is committed to high quality Physical Education. P.E. is delivered by class teachers each week, ensuring children are involved in regular, challenging physical activity. Children will typically have two hours or high quality P.E each week which encompasses a range of sports and activities such as football, rugby, hockey and netball, as well as participating in gymnastics and dance.
Our aim is for children to develop as active and healthy young people with a keenness to continue sport outside of school time. In order to foster this developing love of sport and activity, we offer an extensive range of extra-curricular clubs. These range from term to term, allowing children to explore and find a sporting passion. We encourage all children to develop creativity and skilfulness through P.E. lessons and through play time activities with our ‘Playleaders’.
In addition to our high quality P.E lessons, we are active participants in the New Forest Sainsbury’s School Games. This enables children from across the school to represent us in individual and team sports ranging from football, rugby, hockey and netball to athletics and tennis. Last year saw us compete in over 20 activities across the local area, both competitive and friendly, achieving 7th overall for participation in the New Forest. We also recognise those children who have particular skills and talents with regard to P.E and make every effort to develop this further through Able, Gifted and Talented programmes that take place as a part of the New Forest School’s Sports Partnership.
Safety is a key aspect of P.E. and children are taught how to manage some safety aspects themselves. We feel that it’s important for children to be risk aware.
Children have the opportunity to participate in Outdoor and Adventurous Activities across their time at Ringwood Junior School. This comes in many forms with the main being the residential trips that happen throughout the year. Children in all year groups have the opportunity to go on one residential trip per year where activities such as kayaking, archery, high ropes and rock climbing are available.
P.E. and sport keeps a high profile during the year, with a wide range of different sporting events. These are all aimed and increasing children’s participation and enjoyment of physical activity. We hold an annual Scootathon which always proves great fun for children of all ages, as well as an annual ‘Run for Fun’ in which the whole school share in the enjoyment and physical benefits of running for a good cause.
Sports Day also takes a high profile in the life of school. The morning sees all children participate in a range of field events, ensuring there is something for everyone. We also hold year group heats before the day and ensure that all children take part in a competitive track event during the day. We are continuing to develop this through building more opportunities for intra-school and inter-school competitions.