Sporting Chances

Physical Education is a popular GCSE choice at Route 39 and this term Clovelly Gig Rowers have very kindly joined up with GCSE PE teacher Mr Boardman.  Working closely with Clovelly Gig Club at Tamar Lakes, our students are enjoying the amazing opportunity to learn how to row a pilot gig.  As well as trying something new they are developing team work and communication skills along with a new physical challenge.  Many thanks to John Keeble and Paul Smale of Clovelly Gig Club as well as Phil and Matt from Tamar Lakes for helping to make this happen. 
Stretch students began their Outdoor Adventurous Activities unit of work with some team building activities to test their ability to work together, communicate, plan and implement a strategy. Here you can see some students taking on the Gutter Ball challenge and in the background students are testing themselves against the Toxic Isotapes! 
Despite offering twice as much sport as the recommended minimum, some of our students also participate in sports teams, clubs, and extra curricular sports in addition to their lessons!  Last week we attended the North Devon School Games Sports Hall Athletics Meet.  A team of Year 7 and 8 boys and girls took part in a range of field and running events including the speed bounce, standing long jump, vertical jump, indoor shot putt and relay races of up to 4 laps of the hall each.  They worked hard as a team and were challenging each other well though it felt like an uphill struggle as we were against some very strong teams.  All participants performed well and were a credit to the school.  
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