Sports and Adventure
"he has loved his time at Eden park and we're so grateful for how you have integrated him into school life. you have worked so hard to channel his energies into a love of learning." (School report return, 2019)
At Eden Park we endeavour to provide a broad and exciting range of activities in Physical Education to appeal to all our children. Throughout the school children follow a whole school approach learning sports together at an age appropriate level. These themes often result in tournaments and festivals which parents can support, ensuring our children benefit from competitive sport.
In the Foundation Stage, physical development is one of the prime areas of learning. We provide regular opportunities to develop children’s physical development through various adult led and child-initiated activities. These are supported by adults, where necessary, to further challenge children’s development or provide support. Activities are provided both inside and outside of the classroom and include fine motor activities such as ‘dough disco’ and gross motor activities such as obstacle courses and ball games.
In Key Stage 1 we enhance sessions this with activities to encourage co-ordination, teamwork and independence. By Key Stage 2 we still offer the opportunity for every child to participate in a wide range of sports but at a more complex level.
We are part of the Brixham Sports Partnership allowing us to compete regularly with other local schools as well as benefit from the expertise of our local secondary school.
Children in Key Stage Two also attend a residential visit overnight and take part in a wide range of additional opportunities and activities.
There are frequent opportunities for children to participate in cross school competitions, matches and festivals both as classes and sometimes as selected teams. To help make this as competitive as possible, classes are divided into one of four "sports houses" each heading up by a local sports star. The houses compete across the year. The houses are currently:
David Hill (a Paralympian swimmer and triathlete from Exeter)
Giselle Ansley MBE (a Hockey gold medallist from Kingsbridge)
Amara Carr (a cricketer for Middlesex from Plymouth)
Dan Gosling (a premiership professional footballer from Brixham)