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Healthy, Active Lives

At the Swanage School we encourage our students to lead healthy and active lives, at school and beyond. Here are some of the opportunities available to our students:

Students take part in between 10 and 16 different physical activities in PE over the course of a year:

  • Boxercise        
  • Basketball      
  • Badminton        
  • Life-Saving        
  • Gymnastics    
  • Gaelic Sports         
  • Football
  • Golf        
  • Netball        
  • Hockey        
  • Athletics    
  • Rugby
  • Tennis        
  • Roller Derby        
  • Free-Running        
  • Cricket
  • Self defence
  • Rounders
  • Soft Ball
  • Dance

Students have the opportunity to take part in 16 different inter-house sporting events over the course of the year:

  • Tug of War
  • Dodgeball
  • Capture the Flag
  • Netball
  • Football
  • Hockey
  • Tennis
  • Badminton
  • Sports Day
  • Cricket
  • Softball
  • Gym Challenge
  • Fencing
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Basketball
  • Orienteering

Students have the opportunity to watch Elite Sport in action and to meet Professional sportsmen & women:

  • Premier League Experience Trips
  • Premiership Rugby Match day Tour
  • Sky Sports Project with Athlete Mentor Visit
  • Coaching Master classes
  • School Games Finals

Students contribute to a cross-curricular project that explores the physical activity habits of students and staff in the school:

  • What do we eat for breakfast?
  • How active are we?
  • What clubs do we take part in?
  • How do we travel to school?

Students are able to access over 20 different sporting clubs over the course of the year:

  • Boxercise      
  • Basketball        
  • Badminton    
  • Aerobics
  • Sailing        
  • Dance        
  • Sea Kayaking         
  • Football
  • Golf        
  • Netball        
  • Hockey        
  • Athletics    
  • Rugby
  • Tennis                
  • Free-Running        
  • Cricket    

Students have the opportunity to meet & be coached by expert coaches from local clubs:

  • Triathlon    
  • Badminton    
  • Air Cadets    
  • Football    
  • Rugby
  • Cricket        
  • Netball        
  • Basketball    
  • Shooting    
  • Dance
  • Free-Running        
  • Slack-Lining    
  • Tennis        
  • Sailing    

Students have the opportunity to visit local clubs and use the facilities and equipment:

  • Tri Purbeck & Goal Specific Training
  • Swanage Cricket Club
  • Swanage & Wareham Rugby Club
  • Swanage Sea Rowing Club
  • Swanage Sailing Club

Students are able to represent the school in over 14 different teams:

  • Netball        
  • Football    
  • Sailing        
  • Cycling      
  • Equestrian
  • Cross-Country        
  • Basketball    
  • Cricket      
  •  Athletics