“Sport has the power to change the world, It has the power to inspire. it has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair.”
Underpinned by an ethos of ‘sport for all’, sport at Eaton Square Senior School aims to encourage participation in all of our students, offering opportunities for competition, and supporting excellence in those who strive for it. Our goal is to engender a lifelong enjoyment and participation in sport and exercise in our students.
Sport’s universal framework for learning values, such as team building, perseverance and self- discipline, contributes immeasurably to the soft skills needed for a successful life beyond school.
We are committed to providing opportunity for participation, enjoyment and performance in a range of physical activities with active, challenging and dynamic learning situations.
Lessons are designed to cater for each individual student in respect of promoting the development of movement coordination and the acquisition of motor skills. It is essential that students understand the benefits of exercise and it is hoped that this will stimulate a lasting interest in sport and physical recreation.
Key Stage 3 Students have two Games afternoons per week, as well as one 50-minute Physical Education lesson. In this time, students are encouraged to enhance their inter-personal skills in co-operative and competitive situations and appreciate the importance of personal qualities relating to sportsmanship and fair play.
The psychological benefits of sport are of vital importance and through consistent participation, students who are given the opportunity to succeed, irrespective of ability, develop self-esteem and self-confidence.
A major strength of Eaton Square Senior School sport is our committed, passionate, and expert teaching and coaching staff. The department offers specialist coaches across our major sports and can boast an extensive range of playing and coaching experience in our staff.
We are proud to offer a broad range of extramural sports fixtures to all students across our key sports. Our teams train together at U13 and U15 level, which allows us to combine year groups and be competitive in fixtures against larger schools. Alongside this, we run regular development squad afternoons in conjunction with partner schools. This initiative gives every student an opportunity to represent the school in sport.
The Sports Department has also run a number of well attended clubs throughout the academic year including football, swimming, table tennis, invasion games, weight training, yoga and boxing.
We run regular sports trips throughout the academic year, most notably the Sports and Culture Tour of South Africa and the school’s annual ski trip. Alongside these larger overseas trips, we have taken trips to watch The Varsity Match at Twickenham Stadium, international netball, ATP Tennis, and cricket. Next year we are looking forward to our international tour to Japan.