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SPORTS PREMIUM 2016/17

MAKING IMPROVEMENTS THAT WILL BE SUSTAINABLE FOR THE FUTURE

  • SURFING LESSONS - We aim to show how important it is to remain safe when living in Cornwall surrounded by beaches.  We have achieved 100% success in swimming - all our Year 6 pupils are able to swim at least 25m.  The introduction to surfing is to promote fun in the sea and many children have chosen to choose this as an option in Year 7 at Bodmin Academy. Surfing is a hobby that is available to all at little cost.
  • TENNIS COACHING - As a result of introducing tennis in school children are now running their own tennis league during break times.  This involves all KS2 pupils.  A significant number of children attend lessons at the Dragon centre after enjoying tennis lessons in school. 
  • OUTDOOR PLAY EQUIPMENT - The installation of the outdoor play equipment has meant that all children are now more actively involved in physical activities at break and lunch times. The equipment is always in use and many children stay after the end of school whilst parents are picking up other siblings. Hopefully this will instil in pupils how fun exercise can be and it doesn't have to be expensive.
  • 5 A DAY - A really fun way to exercise in the classroom. It is accessed by most classes every day.  The advantage of this activity is that it is not dependent on the weather.
  • HOCKEY EQUIPMENT - We employ a  county hockey player as a HLTA in school and her enthusiasm has meant a significant numbers of pupils who have been newly introduced to the sport, now attend the hockey club at the Dragon Leisure Centre. 
  • BADMINTON - We aim to introduce a new sporting activity to pupils to help with hand - eye coordination in a fun way.
  • BALANCEABILITY TRAINING - Two Teaching Assistants attended  two days of training and as a result of this they now run an after school club.  In previous years we have used the funding to purchase Balanceability Bikes and cycle helmets so we already had the necessary equipment.  Balance bikes are a precursor to learning to ride a normal bike.

The aim of introducing all these activities is to show pupils that exercise can be fun and that it doesn't have to cost the earth. It is hoped that pupils will continue to enjoy these sports and many others  long after they leave  Lanivet School.