Physically active children are not only healthier but do better academically and in life
Sport for all at Rosendale
Physically active children are not only healthier but do better academically and in life, and are far more likely to be active as adults. The first ten years of life provide children with a blueprint for their adult lives and is the time when they develop the critical fundamental movement skills that act as foundations and building blocks for future activity. PE at Rosendale is based on a foundation of fitness and fundamental movement skills which are prerequisites for sporting ability. Skills include:
- agility (being able to move the body quickly and easily)
- balance (being able to distribute weight easily to achieve stability)
- coordination (being able to use limbs together smoothly and efficiently)
- sports-specific skills (hitting, catching, jumping, throwing, running).
Over the year, a total of 18 before school and after school sports clubs were available to all ages at a charge of £6 per session (no charge for those children receiving the pupil premium funding). Over 450 children took part, of which 40% were girls.