We have good facilities for sports and our pupils receive 2 hours of teaching per week. We have two netball courts and markings for a variety of other sports. Our school field is marked out with two football pitches, rounders pitches and a running track.
We encourage pupils to also take part in sports or practise during playtime and lunchtime. We have sports and play leaders from Year 6 who help the younger pupils and organise team practice. Playtimes are a hive of activity with staff joining in to support pupils.
St Lawrence is a small school but we often perform well in district competitions. We enter the football, tag rugby, netball. rounders, cross country, athletics, judo and swimming competitions. Our focus is on giving pupils an experience of competitive sport and allowing them to compete and improve on previous performances. Above all we want all our pupils to become good team players and to develop a love of sport which will continue when they leave us.
This year we have been very successful. Our Year 3/4 Girls Team were runners up in the Woking FC football tournament. Our 5/6 Girls Team were runners up in a football tournament held here between 6 local schools. Our 5/6 netball team were 4th in the WASPS netball tournament. At every event our teams showed great teamwork and enthusiasm and above all they enjoyed their experiences.
Outdoor games lessons are taken by class teachers and teaching assistants. The swimming lessons are taught by qualified swimming teachers.
Our Sports Leaders were chosen for their sporting ability, sense of fair play, modesty and the way they encourage everyone to do their very best.
For the second year running we achieved the Silver School Games Mark. The School Games Mark is a Government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community.
We are proud of this success and hope to apply for the Gold Award in 2017 and are working towards increasing our young leaders programme.
We are enthusiastic supporters of the Daily Mile initiative and are delighted with the response so far. Each class is aiming to run 3 times a week and we have a course mapped out over the two playgrounds.
When the weather improves we run on the field too.
The children are encouraged to run, jog or walk and to cover the mile in under 15 minutes.
We are seeing improved fitness and also see a difference in learning. Our pupils are overwhelmingly positive and many parents have expressed their support.
For more information about this National scheme please follow this link http://thedailymile.co.uk/register/