Pupils in Pre-Prep are taught with high activity levels in mind. It is hoped that pupils will be engaged in movement based activity for most of the lesson. HRE principles are intertwined with activities such as relay races, movement warm up, drills and games, gymnastics and competitive small sided games. Pupils learn how the body responds to exercise and the effects on the cardio-respiratory system.
Pupils complete HRE units within their annual curriculum map. These units focus on the key HRE areas of study, such as training methods and basic body conditioning. Warm ups and cool downs are practiced and explained in the context of HRE and the ways our body works when training.
Pupils complete HRE units within their annual curriculum map. These units focus on the key HRE areas of study, including training methods as well as emphasising more in-depth body conditioning frameworks. Pupils participate in more complex exercises and elements of theory. Warm ups and cool downs are practiced and explained in the context of HRE and the ways our body works when training, resting and recovering.
HRE is taught during Senior PE. This HRE element is combined with the sport they are focusing on at the time or the leisure pursuit. There is a focus on cardiovascular fitness, body conditioning and nutritional support and guidance. During the spring term, there is the opportunity for Senior pupils to go to a local forest enclosure to run or walk a designated circuit. GCSE PE pupils study elements of HRE with the AQA syllabus. HRE principles and theories are explored in greater depth through this course.
Fixtures and In-house Competitions
Pupils have the opportunity to take part in external cross-country fixtures with other schools as well as inter-house cross country competitions. These competitions also offer trophies and medals to the top performers.
There is a long established running club that takes after school. This well-attended club encourages pupils to focus on their endurance fitness as well the other training principles, such as interval, fartlek and continuous training. Pupils are led through warm ups and an extensive cool down to ensure they are supported with an injury prevention programme.