Strand has a great tradition of sporting success. Investing in sport, we have a team of three PE staff who not only deliver specialist weekly PE lessons to all fourteen classes but are also responsible for managing and training the school teams that participate in the numerous local and borough events. Currently there are competitions in the following boccia, netball, football, tag rugby, sports-hall athletics, quad kids athletics, cross-country relays and races and cricket. There are also various ‘festivals’ throughout the year in tennis and dance. In addition there are two indoor sports days at the Cranford Indoor Dome involving traditional sports day events for year 3/4 and 5/6. To prepare for these sessions and give as many children as possible the opportunity to experience competetive sport, we run squad development sessions each week on top of the allocated 2 hour PE session.
Tag Rugby Champion
At the moment we are girls runners up in the Borough Cross country relays achieved 4th place in the borough Quad Kids Athletics as well as reaching the semi finals of the borough football tournament for the last three years. The girls football squad also reached the quarter finals of the borough tournament this year so we are going for the double and have our fingers crossed that 2019 will be our year!
We run a variety of sporting clubs during lunch times and after school. Currently we are offering badminton, netball, skateboarding, general sports, table tennis, multisports, dance, yoga, taekwondo and football .
Not only do we actively participate in Inter-school competition but we also have an internal competition calendar, allowing every child to play for their team and experience the highs and lows od competition. We have a ‘house’ system of colours, red, blue, yellow and green. Competitions in football, netball, basketball, cricket, rounders and tag rugby involving all year groups are run each half term.
Swimming galas are also held for both the upper and lower school each year. The sporting calendar culminates in the summer term with sports day. Our Strand sports day takes advantage of the sporting facilities Chiswick School has to offer and has a packed schedule of activities to end the sporting year. Phew!