'Try Something New'
At St. Joseph's every penny of our Sports Funding is dedicated to ensuring that as any children as possible access sporting experiences. For most, this will mean taking part in competitions outside school; in 2014-2015, 61% of children in years 5 and 6 represented the school in a competitive sporting event - something the staff are very proud to have facilitated.
The majority of children in key stage two took part in a fully funded sporting experience, trying out something they may never have tried before. We hope to inspire some of them to return to that sport later in their lives. Parents might like to follow the link below to investigate other experiences for the whole family, following the Get Inspired theme which came out of the 2012 London Olympics: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/get-inspired
Year 3 went to Guildford Sports Park and experienced squash among other sports. For further information: http://www.surreysportspark.co.uk
Year 4 went to Whitespider Climbing centre for two afternoons and learned to climb on their extensive indoor climbing wall. For further information: http://www.whitespiderclimbing.com
For year 5 we organised archery and a team challenge day at High Ashurst; in order to use the day as a team building activity in readiness for their final year at St Joseph's they actually went on this trip in September 2015. Feedback from the staff, children and parents who attended was highly praising of the experience. For further information: http://www.surreyoutdoorlearning.uk/facilities/high-ashurst
Perhaps your family might like to return to one of these venues for further sport and activity based experiences.