Physical education starts with physical confidence, a child needs to feel that whatever they undertake is within their capabilities and is safe to do. Physical education is about developing awareness in the child of the wonder of movement, grace, speed and skill. Education should exclude the negative aspects of sport.
In St Oswald’s we aim to celebrate sport through sports day, fun events, dance and gymnastics displays and games skills. Sport is essentially an enjoyable activity from which children learn a multitude of skills which include many very important social skills. Sport facilities are a field, track and hall. We currently have a Sports Coach from Grassroots Sports who comes into school each Tuesday to deliver our PE lessons and she does so to a very high standard.
The school is affiliated with the Gateshead SSCO and children, throughout both key stages, take part in a variety of sporting competitions and festivals throughout the year.