Boys PE at UVHS

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

Year 11 Netball

Year 11 had three very strong matches against the Acadamy A team, St Bernards B team. Our year 11 team won 2 out of 3 matches! We beat Furness Acadamey A team with a score of 6-2 and we went on to beat St.bernards B team with a score of 6-1. Unfortunately we lost to St.bernards A team; however, we maintained an excellent game and continued to play well! Very proud captain!

Highlights of the match: Winning the majorrity of our games.

Captains man of the match: Becky

Year 7 Netball Tournament

Our year 7 netball team travelled to Hoops on monday to play a tournament. We won our first two matches comfortably against Furness Academy and Dowdales ‘B’ . We then came up against a very strong Chetwynde team. The match was closely fought with our team losing again by only one goal. In our last match against Dowdales ‘A’ we were unlucky to lose again by one goal; this time we scored in the last minute

Highlight of the tournament:

Winning our second match against Furness Academy

Player of the match – Lucy P

Written by Gabby, year 7