Participation in sport is encouraged as part of each student’s personal development. It is through sport that students further develop qualities such as loyalty, commitment and a sense of fair play. Participation also builds resilience, pride and a sense of shared responsibility.
The thinking behind the sports strategy of Stratford College is the development of a holistic approach to teaching PE lessons, built around the attainment of key life skills. Futhermore students are given the opportunity to engage in a mixture of individual and team sports. Not only does this broad range meet all preferences but recent research shows that teaching individual sports gives students the best chance of incorporating physical activity into their adult life. See the blog - The importance of having individual and team sports for young people - which outlines the findings of recent ESRI reports published in 2013 and 2015.
At Stratford College, a range of extra and co-curricular sporting activities are on offer to students over the course of their six years in the school, including -