Strand has a great tradition of sporting success. We have a PE specialist who not only delivers specialist weekly PE lessons to all twelve classes but is also responsible for managing and training the school teams that participate in the numerous local and borough events. Currently there are competitions in the following, netball, football, tag rugby, sports-hall athletics, quad kids, cross-country and cricket. There are also various ‘festivals’ throughout the year in tennis and dance. In addition there are two indoor sports days at the Fountain Leisure Centre involving traditional sports day events for year 3/4 and 5/6.
Tag Rugby Champions
At the moment we are borough boys champions at Cross Country, achieved 4th place in the borough Quad Kids Athletics as well as reaching the semi finals of the borough football tournament for the last three years. The girls football squad also reached the quarter finals of the borough tournament this year so we are going for the double and have our fingers crossed that 2018 will be our year!
We run a variety of sporting clubs during lunch times and after school. Currently we are offering badminton, netball, skateboarding, general sports, table tennis, multisports, dance, yoga, taekwondo and football .
Not only do we actively participate in Inter-school competition but we also have an internal competition calendar.
We have a ‘house’ system of colours, red, blue, yellow and green. Competitions in football, netball and tag rugby involving all year groups are run during our Interhouse Sports Fest.Swimming galas are also held for both the upper and lower school each year. The sporting calendar culminates in the summer term with sports day. Our Strand sports day is organised in the round with teams of six to eight children in a colour group trying to score as many points as possible in the 25 activities in the circuit. Interspersed with this are sprint races for each year group. Phew!