Sport, at Vernon, is a key part of the curriculum. Children have the opportunity to join many extra-curricular activities in addition to their regular PE lessons. PE lessons include dance, gymnastics and games whereby the children can experience many varied activities. As a school, we enjoy the regular sporting opportunities offered in the area, competing against schools in Cheshire and Greater Manchester.
The school teams enjoyed a successful year in 2016-17 with notable performances at the Junior Woodbank Park Athletics tournament. The Year 5/6 football team were delighted to reach the Cup Final and to finish second in the Large Schools League; we aim to improve on this during 2017-2018! Another exciting event was Sportsday, enjoyed by all the children! We are currently enjoying another challenging, exciting and successful year in a variety of sports.
The children at Vernon are enjoying several opportuities to try different sports within lessons, extra-curricular clubs and visits from outside sporting companies. We have attended a tag rugby tournament and Sportshall Athletics events. Year 5 and 6 will be experiencing Tri-golf this Spring before the tournament in March. It is a busy season of sport from now, as we look forward to football matches, the annual cross country event, tri-golf tournament, Woodbank Park athletics and many more to come!
In addition to these exciting events, we will be launching the new Games Makers, who will be encouraging all children to participate in Active 30:30 whereby they undertake 30 minutes of activity in school and 30 minutes of activity at home. I am delighted that some classes are incorporating interesting ways to move in all lessons!