We believe in sport for all and from the earliest age our girls and boys enjoy a range of sports and games. In our school setting, children have specialist PE, Games and swimming lessons, making full use of the extensive facilities on offer.
The children are coached in a wide range of sport including football, netball, hockey, basketball, cricket, gymnastics, athletics and trampolining. With our small year groups, all children participate in regular competitive fitures against local schools, children of all abilities enjoy representing their school. Competitions and our Sports Days for all children from Nursery to Year 6 encourages all children to do their best in a fun, nurturing environment.
In the foundation stage, physical development is largely about improving coordination skills, manipulation, movement, and control.
We advocate both the effective use of the PE curriculum and extra-curricular activities through clubs before, during and after-school. This enables students to appreciate their own and others’ achievements, we believe this makes a significant contribution to our student’s emotional, intellectual and personal development.
Royal Russell has an excellent reputation of sporting success in local, regional and national competitions, winning many major titles and trophies. Children demonstrating exceptional skills and sporting potential are quickly identified and placed in carefully designed development programmes which are monitored by our highly qualified teachers and specialist coaches, across the Junior and Senior School.
There is no doubt that Physical Education plays a vital role in a child’s development. The curriculum is designed to enable all children to participate in a wide range of activities in many varied environments thus enabling them to enhance their knowledge, understanding, and ability to apply physical skills.
Furthermore, the children are encouraged to work safely and independently, whilst learning to understand and appreciate the long-term benefits of regular physical activity on the body. This enables pupils to make informed decisions regarding adopting and maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle outside of school.
The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:
• Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities;
• Are physically active for sustained periods of time;
• Engage in competitive sports and activities;
• Lead healthy, active lives.
Please get in touch with us at [email protected] to arrange a visit during your trip so that you can truly experience the atmosphere and character of our school. You will have much to discover and consider when choosing a boarding school and we are here to help you. If this is not possible, interviews can be carried out via Skype, WhatsApp, Facetime, WeChat or Zoom.
We run open days, and personal visits can be arranged by appointment throught the year. Individual families or small groups are welcome to view our outstanding on-site facilities and meet our staff and pupils at a mutually convenient time during any working school day.
If you are interested in visiting Royal Russell school in Vilnius and applying for a place, please get in touch with us via email or phone and you will guide you throughout the joining process.