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Physical Education

The PE Department is a very active part of Fairfield High School. It follows the National Curriculum for PE focusing on high quality lessons that enthuse and include all students. Units and activities are planned and mapped carefully, aiming to develop a wide range of skills across a variety of activities and games. Students are supported and encouraged to develop their ability to use tactics, strategies and compositional ideas to perform successfully. When they are performing, students are encouraged to think about what they are doing, analyse the situation and make decisions. They also reflect on their own and others’ performances and find ways to improve them, promoting independent learning and collaborative work.

The sports activities currently offered to students are: athletics, badminton, basketball, cricket, dance, fitness, football, gymnastics, hockey, netball, rounders, rugby, softball, tennis, orienteering, outdoor and adventurous activities, ultimate frisbee, and volleyball. The school holds a Sports Day each summer, and inter house competitions are organised regularly.

In Key Stage 4 students can opt to do GCSE PE as one of their GCSE options. This is one of the most exciting courses on offer at Fairfield. It provides learners with opportunities to develop a range of skills, techniques and personal qualities essential for successful performance in working life.

Students in Key Stage 4 also have the opportunity to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme and work towards their bronze qualification.

As well as PE lessons, students are able to participate in many sports activities, teams and after-school clubs. Lunchtime practice and after school clubs take place on a regular basis. Fixtures are played against other schools in the form of leagues, tournaments and friendly matches and students are encouraged to aspire to represent the school at sports. Students with talent will be encouraged to join community clubs outside school to further their development, and will have the opportunity to be put forward for county/district selection. Those performing at a high level may also be awarded school colours.

A sports leadership pathway is in place across both key Stages. Even from Year 7 students are given the opportunity to start officiating in lessons. In year 9 all students take part in the Sport Education unit where they will lead in a range of organisational tasks necessary for sport. Students interested in leadership and officiating frequently have the opportunity to do so at primary school sports festivals and events.

Latest Physical Education news

Y10 students run KS1 Multi-skills festival
The BTec Children’s Play Learning and Development students ran a Multiskills festival for Key Stage 1 children at Peterchurch primary school today. It was lots of fun and the Year 10s did a great job leading the activities

Year 7s had first fixture
Year 7s had their first fixture last night and secured an 8½ draw which is a great result against tough opposition.

8s, 9s and 10s all had fixtures too. Great to see so many girls representing the school at rounders. Well done all. More fixtures next week!

First after school Rounders session this term
The sun was shining for our first after school Rounders session this term. Well done to the 47 girls who attended. Training is on Wednesday next week for years 7, 8 and 11

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Netball news
U12 and U13 Netballers had a fixture last Thursday (23rd). Both teams worked very hard and have shown real improvements in their performances. The U13s won 6-1 and U12s lost 12-4. Players of the match were Libbe Beavan and Lucy Baker.

U14s and U15s also had fixtures: The U14’s player of the match was Morgan Digwood; The U15s had a very close fought game finishing 6-7. Lucy Richards was player of the match.

Success for the U12 and U13 Netball teams
Congratulations to the U12 and U13 Netball teams who both played on Tuesday 14th March. The U12 (Yr 7) team won a close game 13-11 with Libby Beavan voted player of the match and the U13 (Yr 8) team won 20-8 with Bonnie Probert-Price voted player of the match.

The U12 Netball team played on Tuesday 14th March and came away with a 13-11 victory in a very closely fought competitive game. Libby Beavan was nominated player of the match by the Kingstone team.

Meanwhile the U13 Netball team secured a 20-8 victory. They demonstrated fantastic team work and excellent shooting from the shooters. Bonnie Probert-Price was nominated player of the match. Well done to all who played.

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Year 7 Netball take part in the County U12 Netball tournament
On Monday 13th March the Year 7 Netball squad took part in the County U12 Netball tournament.

They played well to win their section which gave them a place in the quarter finals. In the QF match they had a close game against Kingstone but came out winners 3-1. This meant that they met Bishops in the semi-final, which they unfortunately lost.

Well done to all the girls for making it through to the semi-finals, it was a great evening of Netball and all of the girls should feel proud of their achievements.

8D and 8E girls at the Primary Schools Dance Festival
Congratulations to the girls in 8E and 8D on their hard work and positive attitude at the Primary Schools Dance Festival. They were great ambassadors and some of them budding teachers!

The Festival went very well and we are very proud of what the girls achieved.

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Year 8 rugby team’s terrific performance

The Year 8 rugby team gave a terrific performance yesterday (7 Nov). They played against 7 other schools in a tournament held at Luctonians and did fantastically well. In the 8 games which they played, they scored nearly twice as many tries as any other school (Ollie Smith scored 10 tries on his own!), and only conceded 1 try in the whole tournament! They won 6, drew 1 and lost 1 and finished runners up to Weobley who deserve great credit for spending pretty much the entire final defending their line against Fairfield. Scores were as follows:

Fairfield 4-0 St Mary’s
Fairfield 5-0 Lady Hawkins
Fairfield 5-0 Lucton
Fairfield 4-0 Wigmore
Fairfield 0-1 Weobley
Fairfield 4-0 WX
Fairfield 6-0 Kingstone

Final : Fairfield 0-0 Weobley

They were a credit to the school and it was a delight to take boys who were polite and gave their all. They were an absolute credit to Fairfield!

Will Phillips
Aaron Pearson
Reece King
James Gibbon
Charley Howarth
Oliver Smith
John Young
Jack Watkins
Ben Hopper
Lewis Cotterill
Jacob Eacock
Nathan Davies
Joe Collins
Sam Bowen
Johnny James
Dewi Meredith
Riley Anderson
Taylor Sheehan

Great success in rugby
Fairfield’s rugby teams are turning in great results, through their teamwork, commitment and effort. Click here for more info…

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