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Philosophy and Approach
The department aims to promote positive attitudes towards participation in Physical Activity and Sport.
Through the broad curriculum and extra curricular programme, we aim to encourage each pupil to develop their potential, whether at a recreational or competitive level.
Students also develop leadership skills, cooperative strategies, self management and outsetting skills. Girls in Year 11, 12 and 13 have the opportunity to experience an even wider variety of physical activities, including, yogalates, outdoor games, use of the fitness suite, high impact aerobics, street dance, fencing (with the female British number one) and military fitness. We also offer, off-site activities exclusively available to Year 12 and 13 girls, including ice skating (coached by a top professional), golf (coached by a professional), Climbing, horse-riding and bowling.
Large floodlit outdoor court area (4 netball courts/5 tennis courts)
An additional netball court
A full size football pitch (used for athletics and rounders in the summer), 10 minute walk from school
2 small grass pitches on-site: one at the junior and one at the senior school
A 2 badminton court indoor hall
A small indoor area at the junior school
Physical Education at Channing is in an exciting stage of development and plans have been submitted to Haringey Council to develop the facilities at the senior school. Plans include a new multipurpose 4 badminton court sports hall.
The curriculum encompasses a range of traditional sports, as well as fitness, outdoor and adventurous activities and aesthetics.
The games programme for years 11,12 and 13 offers pupils the opportunity to select from a wide range of activities including zumba, military fitness, yogalates, trampolining, horse riding, ice skating, rock climbing as well as traditional games such as netball. The programme aims to introduce pupils to news ways of exercising in order to promote lifelong participation.
In years 7 to 10 pupils undertake a balanced programme of activities, which prepares them to make an informed decision when they select options as they progress through the school. Games fitness and aesthetics are all taught in depth throughout the idle school and into year 10. PE activities include netball, hockey, basketball, gymnastics, tramolining, fitness, dance, badminton, volleyball, athletics, tennis and rounde
Bronze Duke of Edinburgh
Girls are introduced to Outdoor and Adventurous Activities. Pupils learn the skills necessary to undertake a self-sufficient expedition at Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Level (camp-craft, map and compass skills, navigation, route planning, cooking and first aid). Every summer year 9 travel to the New Forest to complete this expedition and to take part in numerous adventure activities. Girls then have the options to complete their bronze Duke of Edinburgh by completing an additional expedition and 3 months of a sport, skill and community service.
All pupils are encouraged to attend extra-curricular clubs at Channing. The Physical Education department provide a programme that caters for those girls interested in recreational sport and those girls who wish to represent the school at a competitive level.
Clubs include: netball, hockey, gymnastics, football, badminton, table tennis, cheerleading, rounders, tennis and athletics.
There are regular fixtures against other schools and Channing regularly enters county netball and borough athletics competitions.
Trips and Tours
Exciting trips and tours are on offer at Channing. The PE department has recently lead ski trips to Switzerland, Canada and France as well as a netball tour to Barbados.