At Girton Glebe, we believe that physical education and sport have a vital role to play in the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of children. Physical education and sport are important in giving children the knowledge, understanding and the tools to make a positive impact on their own health and well-being.
The physical education curriculum at Girton Glebe aims to give pupils’ increasing self-confidence through an ability to manage themselves successfully in a variety of situations. Our PE activities are carried out in a safe and supportive environment, where effort and hard-work, as well as success, are celebrated.
During their time at Girton Glebe, children take part in PE including: games, dance, gymnastics, swimming, outdoor adventurous activities and athletics. As well as a highly inclusive PE curriculum, we provide a broad range of extra-curricular sporting activities that give all children who are interested the chance to take part in regular exercise and friendly competitions.
Every year we participate in a wide range of special sporting events and activities. From events on our Sports Field to showcasing our gymnastic talent in our spacious school hall, from the fantastic and competitive Girton Glebe Sports Day with its legendary “Round the Rec” race, to participation in tournaments featuring our very own Girton Glebe FC or cross-country racing at Wimpole, our children have the opportunity to engage in a broad variety of physical activities. Every year group has the opportunity to take part in an Invasion Games sporting festival at Impington Village College, and our summer term is all about swimming, with the children enjoying our school pool both during PE lessons and after-school at swimming clubs and FOGG’s family swim sessions.
For school sporting events, either whole school or per year group, the children engage in friendly competition through their house teams. Our houses are named after Cambridge colleges and have their own house colour: Trinity (Red), Churchill (Green), Newnham (Blue) and Robinson (Yellow). House Captains are elected from our Year 6 pupils, and lead their house at whole school events.