Sport, fitness and academic success all go hand in hand, so at Bedwell we take our PE really seriously. Every class has at least 2 hours of timetabled PE every week, taught by a mixture of class teachers and our specialist PE Teacher, Mr Butler. We aim to introduce our children to as many sports and actitives as possible, so that they can find the one that suits them, and so that everyone can experience success - and consequently our provision includes everything from fencing to trampolining and street dance to swimming.
PE also provides a huge range of opportunities to develop our learning powers, particularly co-operation, empathy and perseverance. To find out more about what we teach and how learnng fits together, take a look at our skills and knowledge progression:
Sport, exercise, dance and gymnastics provide a fantastic platform on which to build a huge range of skills. We want our children to:
"Pupils have increased access to a range of sporting activities and events... This is valued by pupils, supports their self-esteem and enables them to learn how to keep themselves fit and healthy."
Table Tennis - After winning the Stevenage Sporting Futures Festival, our Girls Table Tennis Team qualified for County Finals, and the squad headed to Edge Grove School to take on the best players in Hertfordshire. Unsurprisingly, the competition was exceedingly tough, but the girls showed great determination once again, making it as hard as possible for their opponents to secure points against them. Overall the girls finished in eighth place overall in Hertfordshire - an amazing achievement, and a great reward for all of the team's hard work.
Football - With the season unfortunately abandoned due to the Covid pandemic, our Girls Football team held onto the collection of shields and trophies they earnt last year as they became Herts FA Cup, Stevenage League and Stevenage Cup winners. Our new team are hoping they get the chance to try to defend some of them later in the year.