“Intelligence and skill can only function at the peak of their capacity when the body is healthy and strong”John F Kennedy
Bromley High School has a thriving sporting life, with a wide variety of physical activities covered within our curriculum and hundreds of girls representing the school each week in our 54 sports teams.
For us, Physical Education and team games are about more than simply winning and losing. We believe the social aspect of being part of a team. When we step out to our practices, we do so without any phones, tablets or anything connecting the girls to the digital world. This welcome reprieve means they get to collaborate and work together in a way so limited now as their world become increasingly digitised.
We champion our curricular and co-curricular program’s ability to foster and develop self-confidence, self-esteem and positive self-image by allowing success and championing improvement.
Although team sports are not for everyone, health and fitness are something the school ensure all girls to be mindful of, and we encourage all girls to find the physical activity which will keep them fit and healthy through their school years and beyond.
Years 7 – 9
The KS3 curriculum provides breadth of opportunity for all students to participate and enjoy being physically active. They will cover hockey, netball, gymnastics, basketball, volleyball, dance, health related fitness, trampolining, swimming, water polo, tag rugby, water polo, football, tennis, athletics and cricket. Students are put in to sets for most of their PE lessons to allow lessons to be tailored to the ability of the group to maximise enjoyment and progress.
In this wide ranging course, candidates have the opportunity to study the human body and movement as well as the socio-cultural influences and well-being in physical activity and sport. Students will sit two papers at the end of Year 11.
The practical component is worth 40% and is made up of three sports. One in a team activity, one in an individual activity and a third in either a team or in an individual activity. This can include sports that you take part in outside of school. It also includes a written analysis and evaluation of performance.
As a department we are proud of any girl who puts on our kit to represent the school in matches. Every girl who attends training sessions and is committed to their sport will be placed in a team. Girls join the school with differing levels of sporting experience and we place great value in providing teams for all girls; irrespective of their level of experience. Currently in the Autumn and Spring terms there are competitive matches for A-D teams in both our Hockey and Netball programmes, Football teams ranging from U12-U15, Cross Country teams at all age groups as well as swimming galas for both the proficient and improvers.
A broad programme of extra-curricular activities takes place during lunch hour and before and after school. Clubs are very popular and can be found on the sporting co-curricular timetable. Alongside games teams, the annual dance production and morning gymnastics club are open to all, as are Step Aerobics and Running Clubs.
Girls from Year 10 onwards have supervised access in our school fitness suite and all girls are inducted in the use of our cardiovascular and weights equipment.
The department runs an extensive fixtures programme encompassing after school matches, and afternoon and occasional Saturday tournaments. We attend County, Regional and National tournaments and the GDST also organises a varied programme of competition within the Trust schools.