At Lanercost School we foster a love of physical activity, seeing the benefits of learning outside the classroom in the school’s beautiful surroundings. Sport enables the children to see the rewards of effort and the lessons of failure, developing their ‘Growth Mindset’.
Children are given the opportunity to try a wide variety of sports ranging from balance biking to bouldering. The pupils receive quality sports coaching and teaching each week as part of their PE lessons and after school sports clubs, this includes gymnastics and swimming instruction at Morton Leisure Centre, football and multi skills training with Carlisle United, and cricket coaching at Lanercost Cricket Club. We also have close links with William Howard Secondary School in Brampton, and pupils attend a wide variety of extra sporting sessions and competitions. These opportunities enable pupils to develop the key skills needed for particular sports, and so far this year, we have already celebrated successes in Netball and Football competitions. We are always looking to develop our sports provision, as pupils are able to develop team work, problem solving and communication skills.
For the last academic year, we were awarded the Silver School Games Mark, this celebrates our commitment to and development of competition, school sport, physical education and physical activity within school.
Sport also provides the opportunity to bring local schools together: developing an understanding of healthy competition. Each spring we hold the Lanercost Cross Country: this allows pupils from nearby schools to get together and compete. We are very much looking forward to next year’s competition!
Participation and enjoyment are at the heart of everything we do. At Lanercost the pupil’s health and well-being is of paramount importance, and through the confidence gained from participation in sport and the health benefits of physical activity, we not only achieve sporting success, but also high academic standards.