From the start of their Branwood career, children are given P. E. and sporting tuition with a view to their learning both individual coordination and cooperative teamwork. Mr Rafferty runs the P.E. department and provides all classes with a well planned, varied and progressive curriculum. Our aim is to increase the health and fitness of the pupils and open up opportunities for children to take part in a wide variety of sports.
The curriculum comprises a range of different activities, from those based around the early learning goals in the foundation stage to more traditional team sports at the upper age range. Specific sports covered include: football, netball, cross-country running, hockey, rugby skills, gymnastics, dance, tennis, rounders, cricket, handball, volleyball, badminton, multi-skills, athletics and problem solving games. Children are encouraged to work as an individual and as part of a team.
All children from Form 3 onwards go swimming weekly for half of the academic year. Professional instructors at Worsley pool are in charge of tuition.