Sport & Recreation
We pride ourselves at Kingsweston in being able to support pupils in experiencing, participating and achieving in a range of sport, recreation and leisure opportunities, both as part of the curriculum in scheduled PE lessons, and through close ties and positive relationships with local organisations and sport teams. In addition, some pupils are given the opportunity to compete against other schools in a number of organised competitions each year. In the past few years these opportunities have included golf, cricket, T-Ball, football, rugby, basketball and sailing. We have also hosted a rugby competition with two other local schools.
We have been working closely with a number of organisations to offer high-quality experiences for pupils both on and off site. These have included golf with Bristol and Clifton golf club, cycling through Bristol All-Abilities cycling, cricket coaching from Gloucestershire Cricket Club, sailing with our partner club All Aboard Water Sports, climbing and bouldering with The Climbing Academy. We continue to work closely with Wesport and Access Sport, who help to create and fund a number of the opportunities we offer, and we extend our thanks to both organisations.
Recently we have been privileged to work closely with the Bristol Community Sport Foundation, who have visited us to provide high-quality on-site coaching in football, basketball and rugby. Key Stage 3 and 4 pupils were also able to complete a journalism project, watching and reporting on a Bristol Rugby match. A number of Kingsweston school pupils have also played competitively for the new Bristol Wheelchair Rugby team in regional and national competitions as a result of this link. In summer 2017 we begun to work with Bristol Manor Farm FC and the Gloucester FA, providing high-quality football coaching.
As part of our sports week in the penultimate week of the summer we hold a whole-school sponsored event – in 2016 the entire site participated in a sponsored walk/ run, and raised £400 for Bristol Refugee Rights.
We are always on the look-out for new activities and to be able to extend the provision we can offer – please get in touch if you have any ideas or would be able to help offer something new for our pupils.
The safety of our pupils is paramount on any activity, and everything we do is thoroughly risk assessed before we participate in it. We also take the individual needs of pupils into account when considering activities, and try to match activities to individuals and groups who are best suited to benefit from the experience. These experiences allow pupils to revisit and improve upon learnt skills, as well as increase their independence and attempt activities that may be new to them. For secondary pupils these activities often tie-in with accreditation.