So, we started there! Through this vision, the staff in the PE and Sports Department have strived to enthuse all of our children by building a new sense of community within each activity. The initial concern, from my perspective, was that this was not to be a process of trial and error. Whichever strategies or schemes we decided to put in place had to work as there was no room for error. After all, you only get one chance at a childhood.
Participation in extracurricular sport relies heavily on our PE teachers being experts in both their subject and in their ability to develop enthusiasm in students - so that the students will choose to participate in sport outside of their PE lessons. At BISS, as I mentioned earlier, our participation numbers in extracurricular sport have increased from Term One of last year. Although the students have not been able to compete with other schools, due to the high participatory numbers in each programme, from the BISS Lions Year 1 and Year 2 Football League to the BISS Lions Under 19 Volleyball League, we have been able to include all students who wished to play and we have created the appropriate level opportunity for them to develop and compete.