An active lifestyle is really important at Bowling Park
In 2018, we were awarded the Silver Sports Mark, for our continued commitment to developing sports at Bowling Park.
Our dedicated Sports Coach and teachers provide high quality PE lessons to children throughout school, including: multi-skills, football, cricket, netball, athletics and gymnastics. Children also take part in a variety of exciting additional experiences to encourage a healthy, active lifestyle and a love of sports.
We are passionate about giving children a variety of quality sports experiences outside of their P.E. lessons, so that they can develop a range of hobbies and interests. We invest heavily in our exciting GEM curriculum, which gives children the chance to take part in clubs such as boxercise, outdoor adventure, breakdancing, modern dance, jujitsu and lots more. As often as possible, these clubs are linked with real world sports activities, for example our breakdancing club visit a local dance studio and our outdoor adventurers explore the countryside on specially organised hikes. Residential in the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and on the East Coast provide opportunities for children to canoe, cave, climb and even swim in the sea (whatever the weather!).
As part of the National Curriculum, children at Bowling Park also attend swimming lessons. In the Year 6 cohort 2018-2019, all 90 children attend lessons and as a result 25% can now confidently swim 25 meters, 24% can use a range of strokes effectively, and 24% can perform a safe self-rescue in different situations.