Physical Education takes high priority at Woodhouse as pupils are taught to appreciate the benefits of being active and healthy. With accreditation for the School Games Silver Mark, we offer a wide range of physical activities as part of the curriculum experience and these have recently included netball, Zumba, gymnastics, Boccia, yoga, golf, tennis, dodge ball, football and cricket.
Each year group is timetabled for a minimum, of two PE lessons a week in addition to a swimming session in the school’s on site swimming pool. Pupils are also encouraged to partake in the 1k a day initiative on the school’s all weather running track. Older pupils participate in rock climbing and other adventurous activities at a local climbing gym.
The curriculum is divided into four strands with the themes of health and fitness interwoven throughout: Gymnastics, Dance , Games and Athletics. Pupils are encouraged to thrive in competitive sport and physically – demanding activities whilst developing the values of respect and fairness.
We are proactive in seeking opportunities for pupils to participate in competitive sports and activities both inside and out of school and have strong links with Rastrick High School, the Pennine Sports partnership and the Calderdale School Games partnership. Recent sporting/physical events prior to the global pandemic included Brighouse swimming gala, gymnastics competitions, inter – school netball tournament ,the East Calderdale football league and a Street Dance performance at the Lawrence Batley theatre in Huddersfield.