Key stage 4 Pupils should tackle complex and demanding physical activities. They should get involved in a range of activities that develop personal fitness and promote an active, healthy lifestyle.
At SSWL, students are given a choice every week of which sport to participate in. These sports use and develop a variety of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in team and individual games.
Previously, these sports have included: American Football, Lacrosse, Softball, Ultimate Frisbee, Netball, Football, Basketball, Frisbee Golf, Touch Rugby, and Badminton.
Students are encouraged and taught to develop their technique and improve their performance in sports, including building fundamental skills such as throwing and catching.
Students are taught the pillars of sportsmanship and fair play, with a clear emphasis on respecting players and officials.
Students take part in further outdoor and adventurous activities in a range of environments which present intellectual and physical challenges and which encourage pupils to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group. This particularly occurs during Space Camp activities.
Students are taught the importance of sport for life, including an emphasis on continuing to play sport outside of school, in a wider community setting. Students are also encouraged to see sport as a motivator for pursuing further education, with staff highlighting university sports provision as a contributor to application to higher education institutions