“Sport teaches you character, it teaches you to play by the rules, it teaches you to know what it feels like to win and lose – it teaches you about life.”
– Billie Jean King
Lessons take place on one of our two roof top, astroturf pitches along with our smaller ground floor pitch (funded by Sport England as part of the 2012 Olympics project). These facilities, along with our external lessons at the local MUGA (Multi Use Games Area) and local swimming pool, enable children to take part in an array of sporting activities in a variety of environments.
During sports lessons, children face different challenges as individuals and as part of groups and teams. Pupils are taught the ethos of good conduct, consistent effort and positive mindset at an early age. We encourage good sportsmanship in all team sports and group activities, with particular emphasis on the inclusion of every pupil.
Football, basketball and hockey are the key sports at Faraday and are taught alongside swimming, tag rugby, cricket, gymnastics and athletics.
To underpin the physical benefits of PE lessons, we have had several guest speakers who have visited school to speak to children about the mindset and effort required for sporting success. Guest speakers have included: Chinwike Okoli (Milwall FC) and Victoria Ohuruogu (GB Athlete, Silver Medalist).
Team Faraday (as they are affectionately referred to in school) have seen increased sporting success in recent years, taking part in a variety of ISA (Independent Schools Association) and local area Football, Athletics, Dodgeball, Netball and Hockey competitions. Offsite sports fixtures with other local schools are a regular occurrence for children in Year 3 and above. Inclusion in external team sports fixtures and competitions is encouraged and inclusive of all pupils in terms of selection and participation.
The best way to see the school in action is to book onto an open morning. These events last approximately an hour – you will have an opportunity to meet the Head and have a tour of the school led by the Year Six pupils. We look forward to welcoming you to Faraday soon.