Boys PE at UVHS has a wide range of sports, games and activities including football, rugby, cricket, Australian rules football, handball, volleyball, badminton, basketball and many more. Our lessons help pupils to both understand and enjoy sports, as well as preaching the values of sportsmanship, leadership & confidence.
Every lunchtime and after school our hard-working staff put on a range of activites ranging from a football team to climbing club. We have teams that compete against other schools from around Cumbria, in a large range of the sports we do. We are well known for our excellence in orienteering, as we have been national champions for 17 years running! Our year 10 boys rugby team are currently in the national quarter finals, and our years 8 & 11 football teams are currently in county semi-finals. Last year our u16 cricket team reached the county semi-finals and gave finalists Dallam a run for their money.
Our handball teams have won trophies galore since its inception 2 years ago, and will be competeing in the olympic legacy competition in March. We are also new to the sport of Australian rules football (introduced by new Aussie teacher Mr Quint) which all years have had lessons in this year. On top of this we now have a year 10 volleyball team which also formed 2 years ago to compete in the olympic legacy tournament, which will also take place in March.
This year is also our first year of offering the level 2 sports leadership award instead of a GCSE option. 19 pupils took this option and will be travelling down into local primary schools such as Sir John Barrow, Croftlands & Pennington to teach tag rugby, kwik cricket and high-5 netball to help devolop their skills.
Written by Tom, year 10