The physical and mental health benefits of exercise are enormous including developing good posture, improving hand-eye co-ordination, and attaining better balance. In addition, sport can enhance a child’s self-esteem and self-confidence. Through sport, pupils at Repton learn to welcome constructive criticism, develop resilience, and adaptability. They develop the roles of both team player and team leader. They will learn how to manage emotions and perform better, helping them to develop a positive mindset early in their lives.
We encourage all our pupils to lead an active lifestyle that will benefit them beyond their school years. As well as the main sports programme, there is a highly competitive and developed inter-house sports programme, enabling a great number of pupils to represent their House. The Sports programme at Repton is designed so that all pupils can succeed at their own level whether that be excelling in competitive sport or just enjoying recreational activities with their friends.
Being involved in a variety of sport at Repton Cairo is encouraged for a wide range of reasons.
Respecting decisions and accepting failure is important in every aspect of life.
At Repton Cairo, we recognise that participation in sport encourages our pupils to interact with people of all ages. If sport becomes part of their daily routine, pupils will benefit from having greater self-discipline, better time-management, and increased focus in lessons. Physically active pupils are able to stay focused on their learning, boosting their academic attainment. Physical activity also helps sleep enabling pupils to avoid illness and stay healthy.
The curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:
Are physically active for sustained periods of time
Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
Engage in competitive sports and activities
Lead healthy, active lives
Pupils should understand what makes a performance effective and how to apply these principles to their own and others’ work.
Pupils are encouraged to build upon and embed the skills learned in Key Stages 1 and 2 to become more competent, confident, and proficient in their techniques, and apply them across different sports and physical activities. They will develop the confidence and interest to get involved in exercise, sports, and activities out of school in later life, and understand the long-term health benefits of physical activity.
Pupils are taught to:
Use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games (for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders, rugby and tennis).
Analyse their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.
Develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports for example, athletics and gymnastics.
Take part in outdoor and adventurous activities which present intellectual and physical challenges and be encouraged to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group.
Take part in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs.
Perform dances using advanced dance techniques within a range of dance styles and forms.