At the Rosary school we offer a range of sports both in the curriculum and as extra-curricular activities, for both boys and girls. These include: - Football, Basketball, Cricket, Athletics, Fitness clubs, Multi sports for key stage 1, Gymnastics, Short Tennis, Netball, Swimming, Rounders, Cycling, Boxing, Dance and Archery.
The Rosary School is a member of the Saltley primary schools league, and have participated in numerous football matches, developing the children’s confidence on the football pitch. We are also a part of the BCSSA and through this; we are able to participate in a variety of matches, including: Netball, Badminton, Football and Cricket. Offering children a variety of choice within the competitive sports.
A focus within the Rosary is swimming; pupils are given the opportunity to swim once a week for up to a whole year in year 5 in order to develop their swimming skills consistently. This has resulted in our children showing a visible improvement with their swimming skills and working towards achieving their distance badges. For many of the children this is their first opportunity to attempt swimming.
The children in the Rosary are very fortunate as they are given many opportunities to take part in a selection of sports offered by outside agencies. This supports the schools ‘healthy eating’ policy.
The Rosary was given the chance to extend their facilities for PE / sports by funding from the National Lottery. This enabled us to have the outside playground re-surfaced, 3 sets of basketball courts, a netball court and 5 a side football. Indoors we were provided with new gym equipment, for example, climbing frames.
Inclusion is an important aspect of the Rosary’s ethos, and this is supported throughout the teaching of PE. Staff continue to attend courses and INSET courses are provided to the staff in order to update our teaching of P.E. Select year 5 pupils have been given the opportunity to attend a bikeability course, developing their cycling and safety skills on the road, looking to achieve the level 2 award. As a school we have a bike shed and try to encourage the children to cycle to school.