Sport is an integral part of every boy’s life at Wetherby. The character and self-discipline acquired on the games field will stay with the boys throughout their lives. Sport will assist in accepting victory modestly as well as defeat generously.
The physical education curriculum at Wetherby aims to provide for boys’ increasing self- confidence through an ability to manage themselves successfully in a variety of situations. Boys will have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of sports and physical activities, carried out in a safe and supportive environment, where effort and hard work, as well as success, is celebrated and enjoyment and working together is promoted. The boys at Wetherby participate in numerous different sports including, football, tag-rugby, cricket, hockey, swimming, gymnastics and dodgeball.
Each week the Reception boys have two gym lessons and games lesson and the Year 1 boys have a swimming, gym and games lesson. The boys in Years 2 and 3 have swimming, gym and two games sessions per week. In addition to this, each term is filled with various sporting fixtures against other schools and all Year 2 and 3 boys will participate in at least one match per term.
Physical education at Wetherby is not only a vital subject within the national curriculum, but also integral in the development of a healthy and happy life. Developing the understanding, enthusiasm, skills and positive attitudes of Wetherby boys towards sport gives them a greater chance of continuing this into adult life. If pupils can be encouraged to take part in physical activity in a fun and enjoyable environment, then this will excite them to continue to be active throughout their school years and beyond.