At Hermitage Park we endeavour to make our Physical Education experience both beneficial and positive.

The Scottish Government recognises the positive impact physical education can have on a pupil’s health, educational attainment and life chances and has made a commitment for all children to receive 2 hours of quality PE per week.

What we have been learning

In Physical Education, we have been learning lots of social skills, getting physically active, developing our techniques and enjoying working with others.

The context for our learning changes every 5-6 weeks so a range of experiences are developed for every child.

Over the course of the year we will be working on our skills in the following areas:

  • Central Net
  • Fitness
  • Invasion Games
  • Dance
  • Gymnastics
  • Athletics
  • Striking and Fielding

Our P4 pupils are given the opportunity to develop their swimming technique and we are also very fortunate to have welcomed outside coaches to further enhance the sporting experiences for the pupils. If any parent has an interest in Sport and would be willing to run a club then please speak with Mrs McLaughlin or Mrs Penman

For the past two years we have continued to foster very close links with Leith Academy and continue to support the S6 PE Leaders who have worked with Mrs McLaughlin and our class teachers to deliver lessons.

Since May 2015 all our classes have been taking part in the Daily Mile. This was an initiative which began in Stirling and is now firmly established in many schools across the country. You can find out more information by clicking on this link http://thedailymile.co.uk/

We are also delighted to be able to offer the pupils opportunities to participate in a number of competitive sporting events. Last year our P6 and P7 pupils performed extremely well in the Interscholastics at Meadowbank,  some teams and individuals gained some of the highest placings than in previous years! They have also participated in the Sport Hall Athletics and Games at the Hub events. Our Gymnastic coach also took a team to Gymfest which was a Schools Gymnastic competition and our P5 classes participate in the Rugby Festival which was organised through Active Schools. These opportunities have been wonderful for the pupils as they have learnt the importance of team work, resilience and commitment.

We very much look forward to another great year!