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Expending Energy

Expending energy with fun and educational sports

We encourage all our pupils to lead an active lifestyle from an early age at St Martin’s. Encouraging the development of both a healthy body and a healthy mind, we urge all pupils to participate in sport regardless of their level of ability. We offer plenty of opportunity for outdoor learning, as your child can supplement their classroom learning with hands-on knowledge of the world around them.

From a young age, our pupils are taught the fundamental skills involved in games, such as kicking, catching, throwing and passing. This will allow your child to experience success in all team games including football, netball, and rounders. Other sports such as rugby, cricket and athletics are introduced as they move through the school. Swimming is taught from Year 2 and is a real strength of the school, as it has a number of benefits for a child's physical, mental, and social development. These include things like a boost in confidence and self-esteem, improved coordination and balance, and increased lung capacity and cardiovascular health.