At Thornhill School we take pride in the inclusive and varied nature of our sports’ provision.
We use our money carefully and thoughtfully, to maximise opportunities for pupils and up-skill staff. We also recognise that we live in an area with high levels of poor health and obesity and that good lifestyle habits should be taught early to become ingrained.
Twice yearly meetings help to coordinate funding and highlight areas for development.
The key impact of our funding has been on:
- Participation for all
- Early years physical development
- Healthy eating
- Embracing the outdoors in our locality
- Engaging parents and carers in sport
- Helping staff to develop confidence
- Offering a wide variety of sports has engaged pupils
We believe that by highlighting a range of sports and healthy eating choices, we can provide an alternative to negative attitudes to activity/ healthy lifestyles held in the community. We have embraced the ‘Phunky foods’ initiative as part of this process and three years later we are still working together with positive teaching and learning for both staff and pupils.