Sport at St Jude's
Physically active children are not only healthier but do better academically and in life, and are far more likely to be active as adults. The first ten years of life provide children with a blueprint for their adult lives and is the time when they develop the critical fundamental movement skills that act as foundations and building blocks for future activity.
PE at St Jude's has had a real shake up over the last 12 months as we strive to make physical activity a part of every day. Whether it's the 'Daily Mile', a before school fitness activity or joining a sports team, Sports is important. All PE is based on a foundation of fitness and fundamental movement skills which are prerequisites for sporting ability. Skills include:
- agility (being able to move the body quickly and easily)
- balance (being able to distribute weight easily to achieve stability)
- coordination (being able to use limbs together smoothly and efficiently)
- sports-specific skills (hitting, catching, jumping, throwing, running).