Our Sports Leader and House Captains are pleased to report that we reached the GOLD Level once again
Be it in school on a weekly basis using the yard, village hall, the astro pitch, school field or large village football pitch, the children are encouraged to work hard to develop a range of skills and to really stretch themselves both physically and mentally. As a small school we do compete in inter-school events and can be found driving to the bigger secondary schools for a tournament. We have close links within the Cluster meeting regularly at Hope Valley (part of the Chorus Academy) who host our events and lead sessions on dance, gymnastics and Infant Fundamentals. We swim, of course and have usually added outdoor water polo onto the menu. The children love the new village pump track, and we make sure the Y6 children complete their bikeability awards each year.
Here is a taster of a year in the life of sports at Eyam
We believe that a positive and resilient attitude to sport will help any child to thrive in their learning. We promote participation above all and plan the curriculum to facilitate a cyclical development of skills as well as enhancing mental wellbeing and opportunities to practise respect, responsibilities and passion.
Measuring the impact of our sport
In addition to the above Nationally expected document we have collated pupil responses to sport at Eyam. Netball, athletics, basketball and cricket have been popular activities within the school curriculum and running too which has been a whole school Summer fundraising initiative.
Canter to Kenya - the school ran an amazing 740km in their bid toil run all the way to Kenya, raising funds along the way for a children's cancer hospital!
At Eyam we support the children and young people to boost their health and wellbeing by promoting being active before, during and after the school day. Check out the link to see a list of activities provided by physical activity and sports organisations.