We are passionate about keeping children fit and healthy through sport and wellbeing. Last year we launched our fantastic new PE scheme, ‘real PE’. This unique approach to teaching and learning PE focuses on the development of agility, balance and coordination, healthy competition and co-operation. We love that it supports our school Personal Goals by encouraging creativity, resilience and self-challenge. It also equips children with the key essential abilities to maximise their potential and long term participation in sport.
Every child has two PE lessons per week, one taught by their class teacher and the other taught by a PE coach who comes into school from Junior Sport Stars. Children also take part in additional coach-led sessions such as BMX, multi sports, Manchester United football training, swimming and dance. We take every opportunity to use the sporting facilities on our doorstep, and have held our school sports days at the Etihad Indoor Athletics Centre and the Manchester Grammar School sports hall.
Through PE at New Islington Free School, children feel included, valued and challenged in their learning. Most of all, they have a lot of fun.