We place great emphasis on school sport and physical activity at Spring Grove. Apart from developing health and fitness, children develop self-esteem, self-confidence, communication, discipline and respect, both as individuals and as part of a team and at a level appropriate to each individual.
In PE, the children develop a wide range of skills as well as experiencing new activities, including health-related fitness.
In Games (Key Stage 2), our boys and girls work with qualified and experienced coaches. Boys and girls play rugby, football, hockey, netball and cricket. We also offer swimming (in our own outdoor heated swimming pool), athletics, cross-country and tennis. Our newly renovated MUGA allows training for tennis, netball and football, and we also take our hockey players to Ashford Hockey Club‘s Ball Lane pitch for training and matches.
Fixtures and representation
There is an extensive fixture list in which all children have an opportunity to represent the school during their time with us, whatever their ability. The older, more able children may also have the chance to represent the school at county, regional and national levels in a wide range of sports, with regular success, for example at the annual IAPS cross country event in Malvern. Many of our older boys and girls also play for local clubs such as Canterbury Rugby Club, and Canterbury and Ashford hockey clubs.
Our House competitions take place in all the major games with all of the children enjoying the close competition this brings.
Our aim is for our children to learn and develop skills, and ultimately to enjoy participating in sport now and for years to come.