Sport, healthy lifestyles and team work are all important elements to our broad and balanced curriculum at Buglawton Primary School.
As a school, we endeavour to provide a range of sporting activities and challenges for our pupils to learn skills and to compete.
Performance and Participation
In addition to those interventions directly funded by the Sports Premium Grant, the school undertakes additional activities which are noteworthy and also contribute and benefit the children in developing their skills, understanding and activity in leading active, healthy lifestyles.
These additional interventions/opportunities include the following:
Sports Day: To promote a range of competitive sports activities, getting the children actively engaged, working as a team and enjoying physical activity. To broaden the impact of this work, we are hoping to extend this to a Sport themed week, enabling children to trial different and more unusual sporting activities.
Congleton Sports Partnership (CECP): sports coordinators and leaders from across Congleton Primary and Secondary Schools meet regularly to organise events and competitions for the local area. This enables children to have a range of opportunities to engage in competitive sports and games as part of school teams. It also allows the sports leader to share best practice and learn from others, in order to ensure evolving and improved practice at Buglawton.
Inter-School Competitions and Games: As a school we entered all but one of the possible events within the Congleton cluster and even competed in several competitions within the Sandbach cluster. We saw some of the best results that we have achieved in the last 5 years: winning a basketball and swimming competition, in addition to reaching finals and semi-finals within competitions such as mixed basketball, Y3/4 football, Y5/6 football and Netball.
As well as providing sporting opportunities, we remain proud that our children continue to be great ambassadors for themselves and the school, truly demonstrating positive values related to honest sportsmanship, teamwork, skill and determination. In order to develop this further, we hope to develop more intra-school competitions.
At Buglawton we are passionate about boosting the children’s confidence and safety in and around water. We have a large number of children that start Year 4 unable to swim at all, with some children that have not ever experienced water-based activity before the school lessons start. We aim to have all children able to reach the 25m goal by the time they leave Year 6.