Highfurlong School outdoor fun

Highfurlong School strives to maximise opportunities for all students to be physically active by promoting all avenues for physical activity and healthy lifestyles. We aim to increase opportunities for our young people with disabilities to compete on a local, regional and national level, through academic and sensory sporting pathways. We aim to develop physical competence, stamina and strength, to participate and compete in a range of accessible sports. To develop an appreciation of the value of participation in sustained physical activity. To develop the concepts of fair play, teamwork and good sportsmanship and gain satisfaction and pleasure from physical activity. We support pupils to develop the skills necessary to be able to plan, perform and evaluate physical performance. We teach pupils an awareness of safe practice through Physical Education (PE), providing opportunities to engage in competitive sports and activities, lead healthy active lives and promote/support positive mental and physical wellbeing. Through PE we are able to spot and harness talents and some learners will be supported to gain qualifications and future learning and employment in this area. Some pupils will access hydrotherapy on a bi-weekly bases. We also offer swimming at a local public pool for pupils the statutory swimming age.