"Physical education (PE) is part of every child’s entitlement to a good education. It is unique in that it is taught through physical activity in weekly practical lessons both indoors and outdoors, in a wide range of physical, creative and aesthetic settings. It provides pupils with the generic skills, knowledge and understanding they need to become physically literate, and at the same time gives most children their first regular experiences of sport. When taught well, physical education enthuses and inspires pupils to participate fully and develop a life-long love of physical activity, sport and exercise."
Ofsted - Beyond 2012 – Outstanding Physical Education For All.
At St George's, Physical Education plays an important part in the physical and social development of the child. All children are given the opportunity to participate in a broad, balanced programme, in line with National Curriculum requirements.
The emphasis is on giving each child an opportunity to experience enjoyment and success at their own level. Pupils have dedicated PE lessons timetabled, through which we develop the six areas of activity as set out in the National Curriculum – Dance; Games; Gymnastics; Athletics; Outdoor and Adventurous activities; Swimming. Children in Year 5 have the opportunity of weekly swimming lessons and we aim for all pupils leaving the school to be able to swim at least 25m.
Sports taught include football, gaelic football, korfball, netball, basketball, hockey, tag rugby, kwik cricket, tennis, gymnastics, dance, and athletics. All pupils have the opportunity to take part in a range of tournaments and sports festivals both within school and with other schools.