Pupils at St Peter’s 8-13 have been staying active at home during lockdown thanks to a full PE and Games programme developed by the Sports Department.
The children have demonstrated curiosity and creativity by designing hockey obstacle courses in their gardens and homes, including the innovative ‘crockery hockey’. They have practised alone and with their siblings to improve their hockey drags, 3D control skills and movement patterns.
The Sports Department even hosted a House Hockey left/right drag competition, with each House averaging 40 drags in 30 seconds. Alcuin won with 41.23 drags followed closely by York with 40.28, Ainsty with 39.65, Fairfax with 39.62 and Elmet with 39.59.
The girls have also created netball circuits to perfect their netball techniques and skills, including passing, pivoting, footwork and change of pace. Some pupils have been focusing on their stamina by completing the Couch to 5k whilst others have been developing their form and techniques with the Sports Departments PE fitness circuits.
Mr Savage said: “We’ve been really pleased with the resilience and perseverance from children who have continued to play a full active part in physical education lessons at home. Their enthusiasm and dedication is clear to see.”