School Sport | A Healthy Body for a Healthy Mind
We have excellent school sporting facilities on site and a team of enthusiastic dedicated coaches, who work hard to encourage a love of sport and bring out the best in each child.
School sport is played three afternoons a week, with boys playing rugby union, football and cricket and girls playing hockey, netball and rounders. All pupils receive weekly gym or swimming lessons in the heated pool and take part in track and field events, culminating in the athletics sports day in June. Tennis and Dance and Movement classes also take place throughout the year. This is complemented by after school sports clubs in these and other sporting activities such as table tennis, running, volleyball and dodgeball.
Pupils are encouraged to improve their personal best times and have the opportunity to play in competitive matches, either through fixtures against other schools or through the extensive house competition system.
Both boys’ and girls’ school sports teams have enjoyed great success, reflecting the prowess and skill of the players and the enthusiasm and dedication of the coaches. We naturally celebrate the occasions when our sports teams are successful, but realise that enjoyment and sportsmanship are key factors in a child’s sporting development.
We also recognise that our pupils are extremely lucky to have access to such extensive school sporting facilities and that others in the Staffordshire area are not so fortunate. As a result, we have worked hard to build links with other local schools, most notably in the form of our annual festival of football.
Above all, we place an emphasis on participation and enjoyment, something we hope will leave Denstone College Preparatory School pupils with a lifelong love of sport.