The Physical Education Department encourages all pupils to adopt a positive attitude towards the idea of leading a healthy, active lifestyle both at school and throughout their life. We encourage each individual to reach the highest possible standard of which they are capable in a variety of activities and sports, both team and individual. Our fundamental aim is to enable the pupils enjoyment by encouraging interest and enthusiasm towards all activities. We aim to establish self esteem and confidence as well as develop physical competence in a variety of activities.
The pupils are taught a balanced programme of activities that includes swimming and water safety, gymnastics, dance, netball, football, hockey and outdoor adventurous activities.
Pupils experience a range of activities and have the opportunity to learn new skills and develop advanced techniques. They have the chance to lead each other in these activities and develop their knowledge to enhance their performance.
In year 10 – 11, they study the components of fitness and body systems and elements of health and performance. They also have access to the fitness suite to develop their health and wellbeing to encourage a healthy lifestyle.
Year 10 – 11 girls also have the opportunity of working towards a Sports Leader Award. This is a school qualification for pupils who wish to develop their confidence, leadership and organisational skills. The aim of this qualification is to prepare responsible, motivated and confident people who can lead safe purposeful and enjoyable sport/activity sessions while under direct supervision. Examples of Sports leadership at The Towers include organising and managing the Sports Day and Inter House Netball and the Junior craft afternoons. A part of the Sports Leader Course is participating in an 8 hour ‘Young First Aider Course’, which also benefits the Geography Duke of Edinburgh Award.
Sports trips include netball weekends to PGL to develop netball skills and techniques as well as their confidence and leadership skills in outdoor adventurous activities.
The department organises a Ski trip to France every two years which involves children from Year 7 to Year 11. The girls have the opportunity to receive instruction lesson from instructors to develop their skills and confidence, returning as accomplished skiers. Several girls also have the opportunity to be assessed for the ski module of their GCSE course.
Physical Education Clubs and Activities
Throughout the year we run a variety of clubs which all girls in all year groups are welcome to attend.
We have a strong commitment to after school matches against other local independent and state schools and competing in the area leagues and tournaments. We compete in the following sports: Netball, Swimming, Football, Athletics, Gymnastics, Tennis, Rounders, Cross Country and Horse Riding.
We offer the following after school clubs:
- Cross Country
We also run before school and lunchtime clubs. These include swimming, netball, hockey, gymnastics, rounders and tennis.