At Edgware, children are encouraged to be active and healthy. Children have two lessons across the week for PE. In order to ensure we are providing high quality teaching of skills, we have specialist instructors.
Across the year, children are involved in many sporting activities both in and out of school. We regularly enter sports competitions and have an annual sports day. Alongside this, children are taught what is a healthy diet and the importance of eating a good balanced diet.
Our playground has fantastic gym equipment and other climbing equipment to help children develop their gross motor skills, balance, upper arm strength, increase stamina and exercise their bodies. Our MUGA (Multi Use Games Area) is also used for football, netball and basketball.
There are many physical and emotional benefits to playing outside. Outdoor exercise has proven benefits to mental wellbeing. Studies have suggested they reduce emotional and physiological stress.
Children in lower Key stage Two - Year 3, have swimming lessons to ensure that they learn to swim.
As per the National curriculum, children are taught to: swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke] perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.