Sports News – 25 Sep 2020
With CV-19 guidelines changing the ways in which sports and physical activities are carried out at all levels, schools are also restricted on what they can deliver safely.
At Greenmount, we have adapted the way in which we deliver our PE lessons and sports provision. This is strictly within class bubbles and with the sanitation of hands and equipment prior to and post PE.
To ensure that the children are active and developing skills, we have entered a number of virtual competitions and these are being delivered within PE lessons, where children are given a series of multi-skills tasks related to a sport to explore and practice, then to eventually have an attempt at scoring their highest score or fastest time. These results will be sent off to allow us to compete with other schools on the island and possibly across Hampshire.
One of our main aims is to ensure that children are able to access the 60 minutes of daily physical activity as recommended by the Chief Medical Officer. This is broken down into 30 minutes in school and 30 minutes out of school.
In school, children have 2 x 1 hour PE lessons a week as well as the opportunity to perform the daily mile. Lunchtimes will have sports equipment available where possible to make an active playground environment.
To assist with the 30 minutes out of school, please have a look at the FREE TopYa app which has a series of physical challengers which families can access and try. Scores can be submitted to compete nationally should you wish.
As soon as we are able to, we will resume sports clubs and play fixtures against other schools but as the situation stands that is not likely to be until January 2021. Sports clubs outside of schools are allowed to train and play but the current guidelines set by the Association for PE recommends that school fixtures do not take place at this time and as a school we will be adhering to this advice.