At Orchard Primary School PE plays a very important role in the development of our children. Through an enriched PE curriculum, a broad and wide range of after-school sport clubs and a varied competition programme, we aim to encourage a lifetime love of sport which inspires all children to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle and to reach their full potential.
High quality and inclusive PE, sport and physical activity leads to improved fitness, health and well-being, concentration, attitude and academic achievement. Year after year, the range of sporting opportunities we provide at Orchard has been increasingly beneficial to the children at the school and has resulted in:
- Raising children’s attainment
- Building self-esteem
- Learning to work as a team, developing leadership skills and building friendships which extend beyond school life
- Experiencing healthy competition which can ultimately help them to deal with life’s successes and failures
- Encouraging and developing a healthy and active lifestyle
Children’s early years are critical in building the foundations, skills, engagement in and love of sport. At Orchard, through our key values of Honesty, Self-Belief, Teamwork, Passion and Commitment we aim to give our children the best possible start in life.