At Redhill School, we believe that in addition to improved physical health, sport and physical education plays a positive role in developing young people, including improved academic achievement, higher self-esteem, fewer behavioural problems and better social skills.
Sport and physical education also has a role to play when it comes to teaching students important values which include: collaboration through teamwork; integrity through fair play; leadership through leading a team or following a leader; honesty through the adherence to rules and regulations and respect for themselves as well as others through commitment and hard work. It also provides a forum for young people to learn how to deal with competition and how to cope with both winning and losing.
These learning aspects highlight the impact of sport and physical education on a student’s social and moral development in addition to physical skills and abilities.
For the reasons cited above, Redhill School has put an even greater focus on our sporting programme as well as our physical education programme. Not only do we believe that we need to offer our students enhanced opportunities to compete at a higher level but we also believe that it is vital to run a highly effective physical education programme for all students, whether or not they take part in competitive sport.
Through our physical education programme, we hope to educate both parents and students around healthy living as well as nurture and develop the athletic ability and potential of all of our students. This programme focuses on early assessment; constant evaluation and accurate reporting.
Our goal is to position Redhill School as a highly competitive sporting school, with healthy young people who have a well-developed sense of morals and values.