At Mercenfeld we believe Physical Activity and Sport is very important. It has been proven that regular exercise has a big impact on a child’s development in many ways such as gaining social skills, working as part of a team, an increase in self-esteem and improvement in health and fitness.
All children at Mercenfeld receive at least two lessons of PE each week. We have worked hard to ensure our PE meets the current curriculum guidelines; however, we haven’t stopped there. We have added extra activities to ensure all children learn key skills needed whilst still having fun. On top of this we have ensured PE lessons are inclusive for children of all abilities.
Here is the link to Mercenfeld’s new PE kit that can now be ordered by parents online www.lisssport.co.uk/mercenfeld. We would highly recommend parents to order this kit as it’s very smart, great value and good quality. All the kit is personalised to help prevent children losing it or getting it muddled up with others. Orders will be delivered directly to the school.
Here at Mercenfeld we also believe competitive sport is really important in school. We enter a large number of sporting tournaments within the Hinckley & Bosworth school sports network with great success. In fact we are so successful we represent the whole Hinckley & Bosworth area in a variety of sports on a regular basis.
Mercenfeld’s sporting ethos is that physical activity and sport is available to all pupils at our school. We offer a large number of extra-curricula activities to all age groups and both genders. After school clubs include, multi-skills, striking and fielding, tag-rugby, netball, football, basketball, hockey, tri-golf, Gymnastics, cheerleading and cricket. We also hire external coaches to come in and offer new experiences for the children such as trampolining and fencing.
Mercenfeld also run other sporting programmes. One being the Going for Gold Sports Leaders award. This is an initiative to try and improve school sport and exercise at Mercenfeld. There are eight Year 6 sports leaders in total with two of them being Sports Ambassadors. In order to gain their Gold Award qualification the sports leaders will have to run twenty sports sessions to other children in the school throughout the year.
Congratulations to Morgan, Henrietta, Niamh (Sports Ambassador), Spencer, Mason, India (Sports Ambassador), Ryan and Shania on becoming our Sports Leaders for this year.
There are many important responsibilities when being a sports leader; the running of lunchtime sports sessions to all ages in the school, helping to run events Mercenfeld are organising such as sports days and tournaments, delivering school assemblies outlining the importance of physical activity, linking Mercenfeld with local sports clubs to get children active outside of school, help out with the organisation that is involved in running the school sports teams and presenting ideas on how to improve school sport and physical activity at Mercenfeld.
This is a fantastic programme as it not only gets more people involved in sport and physical activity, it also gives the pupils a voice and an input on how they think school sport and exercise could be developed at Mercenfeld.
This year Mercenfeld have been awarded the school games gold award. This means we have one of the highest participation rates in physical activity and sport in the Hinckley & Bosworth area!