At Morley Victoria we promote the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity to help kick start a healthy lifestyle. We recognise the importance of establishing good lifestyle habits whilst children are young and the link between physical activity and its impact of both physical and mental well being. We want the children to enjoy taking part in a wide range of sports and activities in every year group in school. As a school, we are provided with Sports Premium money which we use to work with experienced, qualified coaches through PE Partner. The coaches and our staff provide consistent, high quality PE lessons so the children can build upon their skills every year. These skills are taught through a broad range of sports e.g. dance, gymnastics and swimming and a range of games activities such as dodgeball and football, which also help the children to be involved in competitive situations. We regularly assess the children and use interventions to target specific groups of children who may need extra support to develop particular skills.
Pupils have a wide choice of extra – curricular activities in which they can participate in after school and during the school day through PE partner and school staff. We have increased and offered more variety to the clubs we offer after a physical activity audit we conducted last year to look at participation rates of children attending these clubs.
We are part of a cluster of schools and regularly take part in different tournaments for pupils of different age and enter many sports competitions throughout the yearly calendar such as athletics, swimming, football and netball. We are often very successful at these competitions and the children always enjoy participating. Recent success has been from our U11 football team winning the Morley League and our Indoor Athletics Team reaching the Leeds finals for a number of years.
Please see our Twitter feed, the termly newsletters or the year at a glance booklet to see just how much sport and physical activity we are involved in.