Our vision is for every child to not only succeed but develop the skills, confidence and competence to positively impact their future. As our children gain in confidence, we hope they will go on to achieve and take their place in society inspiring themselves and others to face challenges with resilience and courage. Through Physical Education we can improve health, reduce stress and improve concentration in all areas of our curriculum. At OLSA, we encourage every child to actively participate in physical activity that is fun, rewarding and educational. We intend for physical education to challenge every child’s strengths and weaknesses, to enable them to learn from their experiences, and celebrate their successes, no matter how small. Within a short radius of our school and many of the children’s homes, we are surrounded by rivers and reservoirs. We therefore ensure our children become competent, confident swimmers and understand the importance of water safety. Through observation and assessment, we recognise that children in our school often begin EYFS lacking creativity and expression. To overcome this, all classes within OLSA take part in at least one full term of Dance per year – always cross curricular linked with a book or topic we have been studying in class. With a third of year 6 children in Lancashire either being overweight or obese, healthy lifestyles and healthy eating is regarded as one of the most important aims within our school. We actively encourage and remind children to think about their lifestyle. We work cross curricular to embed this change for the children and see a positive impact of this throughout our school. Our efforts have been recognised as we recently gained Healthy Schools Award status. We place huge importance on providing positive, inspiring experiences so children maintain a lifelong interest in physical activity.
Miss Ashworth is our PE co-ordinator. She enjoys a range of sports including netball, swimming and skiing. Miss Ashworth is keen to give the children as many sporting opportunities as possible and ensures the children are trained and ready to enter our local sports competitions. She organises our School Sports Crew, School Sports Teams, Change 4 Life club and Sports Day.
Wake and Shake
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2019-2020 SCHOOL SPORTS CREW
At the beginning of each year, all children in years 5 and 6 have the opportunity to become part of our School Sports Organising Crew. The role of a School Sports Crew member is to plan and lead lunchtime activities in the yard, be involved with the organisation of competitions, assist with our School Sports Day and present sporting awards in assemblies.
CHANGE 4 LIFE CLUB
We also offer children the opportunity to be part of a Change 4 Life club. This club helps to build self esteem and offers a non competitive environment for children to take part in physical activity.