Physical Activity Primes the Brain for Learning.

Your child can experience many benefits, physically, mentally and emotionally, as a direct result of their participation in some form of PE, and a higher level of participation can lead to greater rewards.
Physical activity produces endorphins (chemicals in the brain) that regulate mood, pleasure, and pain. An elevated mood can contribute to an “I can do it” attitude which goes a long way as students approach new tasks as challenges, not obstacles.
Every child is entitled to a rich, broad and balanced curriculum, where physical education is a critical element. Physical Education is about what takes place in school curriculum timetabled time and which is delivered to all pupils.
Students in Year 11 follow a programme of activities in their Physical Education lessons on a Thursday afternoon at a variety of local sports facilities out of school, these are, Tadcaster Swimming Pool, Tadcaster Sports Centre and The David Lloyd Health Club in York. The feedback from the students indicates that they really enjoy the opportunity, it introduces them to new sporting activities, it helps improve their health and fitness, and it provides a pathway for them to see the type of facilities available for them to join in the community.

Watch Year 11 students at Off Site PE

 

Below is the programme the students follow:
Tadcaster Swimming Pool
The students spend half their time in the swimming pool participating in life-saving skills, snorkelling and water polo. They then spend the rest of their allocated time in the health and fitness suite, where there is a dedicated fitness instructor on hand to help them devise and follow a suitable training programme.
Tadcaster Leisure Centre
The students spend half their time in the sports hall participating and developing their skills and knowledge of badminton. They then spend the rest of their allocated time in the health and fitness suite, where there is a dedicated fitness instructor on hand to help them devise and follow a suitable training programme.
The David Lloyd Health Club, York
During their time at this facility the Students rotate around the following activities: Spinning, Indoor Tennis and Blaze (Boys) or Yoga (Girls). Spinning is an intense workout on a stationary bike to music. Blaze combines cardiovascular training with strength, boxing and martial arts skills to give an intense workout to music. The yoga sessions concentrate on bringing balance and harmony to both body and mind, through postures and breath. They can help to boost the immune system, encourage relaxation and correct posture alignment. During the indoor tennis session, the students have the opportunity to develop their tennis skills under the guidance of a qualified tennis coach at a first class facility. All the fitness sessions are led by qualified fitness instructors.

Details regarding this wonderful opportunity for the current Year 10 students (for September 2019) will be available soon……..