Physical education contributes importantly to student development, spiritually, morally, culturally and – most importantly – physically. At Tuxford, we not only provide the opportunity for participation in a wide range of sporting activities, but we also teach our students how to achieve a healthy and active lifestyle.
“Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.”
– John F Kennedy
The PE department is proud of its many successes, which are achieved annually, together with very good academic results and excellent participation rates in all year groups. Students are taught through activities such as trampolining, handball, gymnastics, rugby, hockey, orienteering, futsal and badminton. We encourage the development of key life skills such as communication, co-operation and trust within all practical lessons.
The PE department offers excellent facilities; boasting a well-equipped sports hall and gymnasium along with a hi-tech multi-gym. Outside facilities comprise of a full size astroturf, tennis courts and extensive playing fields.
There is a strong fixture-list for rugby, basketball, hockey, netball, football and cricket. Many students also participate in other sports such as athletics and cross country running.
We place a strong emphasis on developing leadership skills through the use of the Level 1 and 2 Sports Leadership Award, FA Junior Football Organisers Award, and the Dance Leaders Award. These opportunities, coupled with enthusiastic and well-qualified staff, enable all students to have the best possible learning conditions available to them.
Students showing exceptional talent in a particular sport are given guidance and support in their development, and strong links have been established with local clubs in order that such students can realise their full potential.