Physical Education in primary schools is of vital importance and something that we take pride in providing a huge amount of for the children in our care. Every child in the school has a minmum of 2 hours physical edication at the very least. However, there is the opportunity for them to experience around 6 hours per week should they attend sports clubs, and play for school teams.
The teachers follow a rigourous programme of study for PE and children make excellent progress from Reception through to Year 6. Children have the opportunity to experience Athletics, Cricket, Cross Country, Football, Hockey, Rugby, Rounders, Netball, Swimming, Table Tennis and Tennis during their time at St. Mary's College Preparatory School.
It is vitally important that children understand the need for physical activity in their daily lives and this is something that runs alongside our Healthy Living Initiative. We are aware that not all children have a natural love of sport and we look to foster this in them through showing the benefits of hard work, fun and development whilst ensuring that those children who are blessed with natural ability have the chance to showcase what they are capable of on a regular basis.
On the specific sports pages you can read about our successes in those disciplines. However, as a brief synopsis for the year 2016/17 we became:
- Christian Brothers' U9 Football Champions
- Christian Brothers’ U11 Netball Champions
- Christian Brothers’ U9 Hockey Champions
- Christian Brothers' U11 Cricket Champions
- Christian Brothers' U11 and U9 Rounders Champions
- Merseyside Table Tennis Team Boys Champions
- Sefton Schools' Cross Country U10 Boys Winners
- Regional Table Tennis Boys, Runners Up
- Rossall Rugby 7s Plate Finalists
- AJIS Tennis Boys Plate Semi Finalists
- LDCSA Cross Country League - Boys Team, Runners Up. Girls Team, 3rd Place
- Christian Brothers' Swimming Boys and Girls Teams, Runners Up
"Increasing physical activity lessons from twice a week to daily has been reported to have a significant effect on primary pupils’ academic achievement in maths, reading and writing."