Healthy living is an integral part of life at the family of schools. We believe that developing positive attitudes to our bodies, minds, exercise and competition are essential parts of each young person’s education.
From the age of two we place huge importance on teaching this with Nursery children having a daily PE lesson taught by our specialist PE teacher as well as afternoon ‘yoga & well-being’ and ballet lessons.
In the Reception classes girls have weekly PE and ballet lessons and from Year 1 we introduce additional weekly swimming and ‘healthy living’ sessions.
At Clarence House pupils enjoy physical exercise every day, taught by subject specialists including games, dance, running, gymnastics and swimming.
The school sports are football and athletics including a full programme of competitive fixtures for those in Year 1 and above, including the hotly contested inter house football tournament and sports day. All pupils, regardless of ability, have the opportunity to represent their school.
Additional to these practical sessions, children learn about the importance of keeping minds healthy and the broader aspects of healthy living. The older girls are given half termly challenges in the healthy living lessons which enable them to broadcast their learning to their families and communities.
Throughout the school, arrangements for travel to different venues is by walking as the first option and wherever possible to encourage a healthy, active lifestyle as a routine part of our modern lives.