Through the P.E. programme pupils learn physical control and coordination; develop tactical skills and analyse how to improve their performance. They acquire a knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of fitness and health. Pupils are taught the skills necessary to allow them to take up activities both in school and in the local community. Parents are recommended to make additional provision for further physical education out of school hours to complement the school’s programme.
From Year 1 upwards pupils undertake a rotational programme of swimming, gymnastics and P.E. skills at the sports centre. Younger pupils have additional P.E. sessions in school. Pupils from Years 3 to 6 have additional P.E. & Games skills outdoors.
Swimming is an important and compulsory part of the curriculum and children from Reception Class upwards have lessons at our local swimming centre. Swimming instructors who coach in small groups according to children's skills and ability support class teachers. Children receive annual awards in recognition of their achievements within the swimming programme.
Our annual participation in the Brussels Swimarathon is a family swimming event, which is a particular highlight of the swimming year. The school is able to field a number of teams in support of Belgian Charities.
Extra-curricular sports and games activities are also held for pupils, e.g. Ballet; dance; football; rounders and Gymbaroo.
In June the Inter-House Sports Day is held at the local sports field to which family and friends are invited.
BEAM is a six week programme of graded activities which gives pupils the opportunity to develop and practise their Gross Motor skills. The emphasis of BEAM is on ACHIEVEMENT and FUN. It assists with the development of co-ordination and balance skills, which in turn helps promote hand-eye co-ordination, fine motor control, and concentration in the classroom. This programme is particularly beneficial for pupils in the Early Years and Years 1 & 2.