Pensans is part of the Penwith PE Cluster which is managed by Neil Eddy (specialist PE teacher at Mounts Bay Academy) whose responsibility it is to provide/ organise:
• Professional development for staff
• An effective local sports network
• Sports tournaments, festivals and competitions
• Opportunities for gifted and talented pupils
• Leadership opportunities for pupils including training
for Sports Leaders
• Funding for PE and outdoor projects
We believe a physically literate child is a competent, confident and healthy mover. Physical literacy builds motivation, confidence, physical competence and an understanding of movement. Thus, it provides our children with the strong foundations needed to sustain a lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.
The children access a range of areas including High Five, Hockey and dance in the Autumn Term. Gymnastics, Basketball and Cricket in the Spring Term and Rounders, Tennis and Orienteering in the Summer Term. All children have Swimming lessons with qualified teachers at Penzance Leisure Centre. Throughout the year we also work alongside professional sports coaches to enhance the teachers skills in a variety of sports including cricket, rugby and tennis. We are also able to link our PE to our immersive topics so can use professionals to access new sports that the children may not normally experience.
The children can play football and practice their PE skills during break and lunchtimes using a range of resources in the school’s outdoor areas. We offer a variety of extra curricular opportunities which often link with tournaments and matches with other schools. The children can sign up to clubs such as surfing, cricket, rounders, high 5s, football and many more!
Miss Louise Nicholls