Sports & PE
We take sports seriously at Premier Academy and celebrate our sporting achievements just as much as academic successes.
Our students enjoy an extensive timetabled program for PE including Health-related fitness, Swimming, Badminton, Table Tennis, Tennis, Football, Basketball, Cricket, Rounders, Netball, Volleyball, hockey and Athletics.
Our curriculum offers great breadth, with students also participating privately in activities as diverse as Squash, Golf, Archery, Go-carting, Tae Kwando & dancing.
This offer is further enhanced by our Games program which allows all students exposure to competitive team sports throughout the year.
We, the Physical Education Department at Premier Academy believe that sport and exercise is a fundamental part of every child’s education.
The physical benefits of playing sport in school are obvious – after all, school is where children spend a large amount of their time each week.
But there is more to the issue than just physical benefits. There are psychological benefits too. Exercise is known to release endorphins creating a feeling of success and happiness. And then there is the feeling of achievement, and being part of something, as well as the enjoyment children get out of working together with their friends and peers. Some of the most important benefits of participation in sports:
In older children, competition is important. Playing sport at school is more fun because children get to work with (and perhaps win) their friends and peers. It’s a bonding experience that encourages them to work together towards a common goal. Depending on the sport, it can also reinforce values of teamwork, discipline, morale, self-confidence and responsibility, all of which are vital if children are to grow up into well rounded adults.
People will always face competition in one form or another throughout life, and sport should teach students how to be gracious in both victory and defeat as well as accept that they can’t win all the time.
So it is important that children are exposed to the benefits of playing sports from a young age. It does not have to be competitively – research has shown that very young children do not tend to respond to that – as long as they are actively encouraged towards some form of sporting activity.
Our Competitions / Going for Gold
All our students of all ages from kindergarten to higher secondary take part in the termly inter house & inter school competitions of Athletics, football, cricket & cross country in the first term, Swimming, Basketball & hockey in the second term, netball, volleyball & football in the third term.
It has also become a tradition to send our Primary and Secondary football teams to Europe for high performance training and competitions. From June 2014 to April 2019 our boys & girls football teams have visited Salou in Spain and Bolton & Manchester City Club in the United Kingdom.
All our teams train during the week from 6:30 am – 7:30 am + 3:30-4:30 pm and some Primary teams use even their lunch time breaks.
We, the PE team at Premier Academy, try to widen our curriculum at school as much as possible so that every child not only gets a wide range of abilities but also they have the chance to find the sport that they really like and hopefully engage in it outside of school with much greater intensity.
Fun is important!
Our secondary school finishes with classroom based lessons each Friday at 1:00pm and the Friday activities program kicks in until 4:30. This is not a sport only time, but many sporting activities are offered. Currently there is Fitness, Cross Country, Football, Basketball, Badminton, Football, Chess, Carrom, Aerobics, Hockey, Volleyball, Swimming, Cricket, Tennis, Table tennis and many more.
We believe that presenting as many opportunities to students as possible to engage in sporting activities is crucial for any school, and we strive for that goal here at Premier Academy.