Sport and Swimming

Sport plays an important part of our school life, where every child is encouraged to reach their full physical potential.

At Glenesk, we believe that sport and recreational play is crucial to every child’s development and their well-being. Not only does participating in sport have the obvious physical and mental health benefits for your child but it also encourages the acquisition of life skills such as learning to be part of a team, leadership, good sportsmanship and graciously accepting win or defeat. Emphasis is placed on participation, where pupils have every opportunity to learn new skills and develop their talents.

We are fortunate enough to have our own heated indoor swimming pool so every child has the opportunity to learn to swim throughout the academic year, from the age of 3. In addition, we focus on building good foundations in a wide variety of sports including athletics, cricket, football, gymnastics, basketball, tennis and touch rugby. Our children are also taught gymnastics by new peripatetic staff, who have competed at both national and international levels.

 

There is also a wide range of extra-curricular sport available, including water-polo, judo and dance. These clubs give children additional opportunities to pursue their interested and develop their sporting skills.