Sport

Physical Education, Sport and Activities at Christ’s Hospital

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Physical Education

Pupils in years 7 & 8 (2nd and 3rd form) have a double period (70mins) of Physical Education every week. During the year a wide range of activities are taught, to include Invasion Games (e.g. basketball), Net/Wall Games (e.g. tennis), Striking Games (e.g. cricket), Gymnastics, Swimming, Athletics and Health Related Fitness.

Pupils in years 9-11 (LE-GE) have the option to study GCSE Physical Education. The course is 60% practical and 40% theory and suits all pupils who have an interest in physical activity, coaching and officiating. If you enjoy working with others and have a positive approach towards your learning then PE is definitely an option.

Pupils in years 12-13 (DG-GR) have the option to study A’ Level Physical Education. The course is 40% practical and 60% theory and suits those with a genuine interest and ability in practical Physical Education. A’Level PE is also great for those considering a career in teaching, physiotherapy, sports administration, management or medicine.

Emmanuel Onyango received the baton from Henry WattssSport and Activities

There is a massive range of games and activities on offer at Christ’s Hospital as can be seen from the table below.

Sports & Activities Offered at Christ’s Hospital

Activity Michaelmas Term Lent Term Summer Term
Aerobics Mon Mon Mon
Art Mon/Tues Mon/Tues Mon/Tues
Astronomy Sat Sat Sat
Athletics Tues/Thurs Mon/Tues/Weds/Sat
Badminton Mon/Wed/Sat Mon/Wed/Sat Mon/Wed/Sat
Basketball Mon/Tues/Sat Mon/Tues/Sat
Body Balance Mon Mon Mon
Body Pump Wed Wed Wed
Book & Journal Making Mon/Tues Mon/Tues Mon/Tues
Boys Hockey Mon/Wed/Sat
Broadie Thurs Thurs Thurs
Combined Cadet Forces Thur Thur Thur
Chess Mon/Tues Mon Mon
Climbing Wed Wed Wed
Community Action Mon+Tue+Wed+Thu Mon+Tue+Wed+Thu Mon+Tue+Wed+Thu
Cookery Mon Mon Mon
Craft Mon Mon Mon
Creative Writing Mon/Tues Mon/Tues Mon/Tues
Cricket Mon/Tues/Thurs Mon/Tues/Weds/Sat
Cross Country Mon/Wed/Sat Mon/Wed/Sat
Debating Society Sat Sat Sat
Drama Mon/Tues Mon Mon
Drama Grades Tues/Sat Tues/Sat Tues/Sat
Design & Technology Mon/Tues Mon/Tues Mon/Tues
DJ Club Mon/Tues
Duke of Edinburgh Tues/Thurs Tues/Thurs Tues/Thurs
Electronics Mon Mon Mon
Fitness Mon/ Weds/Sat Mon/ Weds/Sat Mon/ Weds/Sat
Flag Football Mon Mon
Football Mon/Tues/Weds Mon/Tues/Weds/Sat Mon
Gardening Club Mon
Girls Hockey Mon/Tues/Weds/Sat Mon/Tues/Weds Mon/Tues
Girls Rugby Tues
Golf Mon Mon Mon
Greenpower Electric Car Tues Tues Tues
Human Rights Thur Thur Thur
Kwik Cricket Mon
Japanese Tues Tues Tues
Jewellery Making Mon Mon Mon
Junior Leadership CCF Mon Mon Mon
Mandarin Sat Sat Sat
MUN Tues Tues Tues
Museum Club Sat Sat Sat
Music Practice Mon/Tues/Sat Mon/Tues/Sat Mon/Tues/Sat
Music Theory Mon/Tues Mon/Tues Mon/Tues
Netball Mon/Tues Mon/Tues/Weds/Sat
Pilates Wed Wed Wed
Robotics Mon Mon Mon
Rounders Mon/Tues/Weds/Sat
Rugby Mon/Tues/Weds/Sat Mon/Tues/Thurs
Russian Tues Tues Tues
School Service Thur Thur Thur
Sewing Room Tues Tues Tues
Softball Mon
STEM (Science/Technology/Electronics/Maths) Tues Tues Tues
Swimming Mon/Weds/Sat Mon/Weds/Sat Mon/Weds/Sat
Squash Mon/Tues/Sat Mon/Tues/Wed/Sat
Table Tennis Mon/Tues/Sat Mon/Tues/Sat Mon/Tues/Sat
T’ai Chi Mon/Thur Mon/Thur Mon/Thur
Tennis Mon Mon/Tues/Weds/Sat
Training Wind Band Thur Thur Thur
Yoga Mon Mon Mon
Zumba Wed/Sat Wed/Sat Wed/Sat

Sports Offered at Christ’s Hospital

Sport Michaelmas Term Lent Term Summer Term
Aerobics Mon Mon Mon
Athletics Tues/Thurs Mon/Tues/Weds/Sat
Badminton Mon/Wed/Sat Mon/Wed/Sat Mon/Wed/Sat
Basketball Mon/Tues/Sat Mon/Tues/Sat
Body Balance Mon Mon Mon
Body Pump Wed Wed Wed
Boys Hockey Mon/Wed/Sat
Climbing Wed Wed Wed
Cricket Mon/Tues/Thurs Mon/Tues/Weds/Sat
Cross Country Mon/Wed/Sat Mon/Wed/Sat
Fitness Mon/ Weds/Sat Mon/ Weds/Sat Mon/ Weds/Sat
Flag Football Mon Mon
Football Mon/Tues/Weds Mon/Tues/Weds/Sat Mon
Girls  Hockey Mon/Tues/Weds/Sat Mon/Tues/Weds Mon/Tues
Girls  Rugby Tues
Golf Mon Mon Mon
Kwik Cricket Mon
Netball Mon/Tues Mon/Tues/Weds/Sat
Pilates Wed Wed Wed
Rounders Mon/Tues/Weds/Sat
Rugby Mon/Tues/Weds/Sat Mon/Tues/Thurs
Softball Mon
Swimming Mon/Weds/Sat Mon/Weds/Sat Mon/Weds/Sat
Squash Mon/Tues/Sat Mon/Tues/Wed/Sat
Table  Tennis Mon/Tues/Sat Mon/Tues/Sat Mon/Tues/Sat
T’ai  Chi Mon/Thur Mon/Thur Mon/Thur
Tennis Mon Mon/Tues/Weds/Sat
Yoga Mon Mon Mon
Zumba Wed/Sat Wed/Sat Wed/Sat

Indoor Sports Facilities

The Swimming Pool

A superb facility for competition swimming, galas, teaching and recreational use: 25 metres x 6 lanes, two shallow ends, underwater sound and lighting, timing facilities, viewing area and seating capacity for 100 spectators.

Bluecoats

This is a fully equipped fitness suite on the top floor of the Sports Centre. It contains the most uptodate personal fitness equipment including: 5 rowing machines, 14 exercise bikes, 12 weight stations and 6 treadmills.

The Sports Hall

The two court sports hall (37 x 34 metres) with a ‘Pulastic 2000′ synthetic floor is ideal for a wide range of indoor sports. The following courts are marked out: 8 Badminton, 2 Basketball, 2 five-aside soccer, 2 hockey, 2 netball, 2 tennis, 2 volleyball. A versatile space for coaching and playing sport to the highest standards.

The Gymnasium

This 25 x 16 metre hall has a semi-sprung maple floor and is equipped with a full range of gymnastic apparatus. This area is also used for judo, table tennis, aerobics and circuit training.

Squash Courts

6 courts, 2 glass backed for exhibition matches, all with high ceilings and additional viewing on the first floor.

Outdoor Sports Facilities

Christ’s Hospital has over 100 acres of sporting areas throughout our extensive campus: 17 Rugby pitches, 19 Soccer pitches, 7 Netball courts, 3 grass Hockey pitches and 2 all-weather Hockey pitches, 15 Tennis courts, 12 Cricket squares, 2 artificial wickets, 10 grass cricket nets and 12 artificial nets.

The afternoon programme of Games, activities and options is an extensive one.

For boys

Competitive fixtures are organised for Rugby, Soccer, Hockey, Cricket, Basketball, Fives, Tennis, Squash, Swimming and Athletics.

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Competitive fixtures are played in Hockey, Netball, Rugby, Tennis, Swimming, Squash, Athletics and Rounders.

Other activities include Badminton, Volleyball, Judo, Aerobics, Weight training, Cross-country, Trampolining and many others.

Athletics

Christ’s Hospital developed a school/club link with Crawley AC in 2011 to try to further develop the most promising athletes by giving them access to club training and competition.  The most talented athletes in the school get the opportunity to train with Crawley AC every Monday night and will hopefully get exposure to top level club competition.

www.crawleyac.org.uk

Athletics is a hugely successful sport at Christ’s Hospital and we have a large number of pupils each year competing in the county championships and representing Sussex.

www.sussexathletics.org.uk

The school also competes in a number of national competitions run by the English Schools’ Athletic Association.  Past results and the dates of future competitions are listed on the website below.

www.esaa.net

 

Mr. D. H. Messenger

Director of Sport

Christ’s Hospital

Callaghan Mr JTC Graduate Sports Assistant
Longhurst Mr NJL Graduate Sports Assistant
Munday Miss ZMM Graduate Sports Assistant
Wickington Miss KLW Graduate Sports Assistant
Rowland-Jones Mrs HRJ Sport
Turner   † Mr AJT Sport
Messenger   * Mr DHM Sport Science & Physical   Education/Director of Sport
Page Mrs CEP Sports Science & P.E.   (Maternity Leave)
Henry Miss AEH Sports Science & Physical   Education
Stokes * Mr TGS Sports Science & Physical   Education/Head of Department