Sport

We aim to offer a broad range of experiences in Physical Education at St Christopher’s School, engaging pupils in team sports and individual sports. In the Early Years the emphasis is on gross and fine motor skills. As the children progress they will become increasingly involved in team sports such as Football, Tag Rugby, Hockey, Netball and Basketball aswell as individual disciplines such as Tennis and Swimming.

Various P.E. sessions are held within the school grounds on our synthetic playground surface. However, although the school has modest facilities on site, we make extensive use of superb professional resources within the local area including:

Kent County Cricket Club’s Ames-Levett Centre www.kentcricket.co.uk,

Simon Langton Boy’s School Langton Lane Swimming Pool www.langtonlaneswimminglive.co.uk,

Canterbury Polo Farm’s Indoor Tennis Centre www.polofarm.org

Canterbury Hockey Centre www.polofarm.org/CJHC.

Using these venues children will have a full term of Swimming by trained, fully qualified coaches every  week and have the opportunity to be taught by dedicated and professional coaches in both Tennis and Hockey. All of the above sports provision is included in the school fee.

The annual Sports Day at Polo Farm showcases talent on the school stage and Interschool competition gives the children an opportunity to showcase sporting excellence at a county level. Many pupils are engaged in extra-curricular sports and these are actively encouraged at St Christopher’s School and sporting achievements in the extra curricular domain are justly recognised and rewarded within school through assemblies.

Current Sporting Programme Summer 2018

Year Group Session Information Sport Venue
 

EYFS & Year 1

Monday

12.30-2.00pm

Swimming* Langton Lane (Simon Langton Boys’ School)
Year 2 Monday

1.30-3.00pm

Tennis* Polo Farm Tennis Centre
Years 3,4 & 5 Tuesday

1.15-3.00pm

Charlton Athletic Health Programme On-Site
EYFS & Year 1

Tuesday 1.30-2.30pm

Multi-Skills On-Site
Years 6

Thursday

1.30-3.00pm

Hockey* Polo Farm Hockey Centre

*Swimming.
Please bring a swimming costume ,including goggles, in a seperate bag. Swimming aids are available at the Langton Lane pool.

* Tennis racquets are provided.
However, pupils are welcome to bring their own equipment but please ensure it is clearly named and in good condition. Indoor Tennis Centre is available during inclement weather.

* Hockey takes place on a water-based astro turf surface.
It is strongly recommended children are equipped with shin pads (including ankle protection) and dental mouth guards. Hockey sticks are provided. However, pupils are welcome to bring their own equipment in but please ensure it is clearly named and in good condition.