Sport is flourishing at Ridgeway High School, led by our ambitious PE department. Speaking after our annual Sports Dinner, an opportunity at the end of the academic year to congratulate the many students who have excelled in our extensive extra-curricular sporting programme, Mr Taylor said: “The evening was a super event to celebrate the achievements of individuals and teams at Ridgeway. It was great to see the pride of the students, parents and staff. I believe passionately in the value of sport. This year has seen Ridgeway competing and achieving success in competitions at a local, regional and national level.”
The PE curriculum and the extra-curricular programme enable students to experience a huge range of sports from football, cricket and netball to boxing, trampolining and sport-based outdoor adventure problem-solving. Events such as Sports Day and our House Olympics foster a spirit of competition. Our sports leader programme, which involves students working with younger children, develops and nurtures leadership qualities. Students relish the chance to help out with primary-school sports days, demonstrating their skills in leading small groups of younger students, or to assist at sports festivals hosted here at Ridgeway.
Trips to elite sporting spectacles – from the rugby world cup final to a Harlem Globetrotters exhibition match – inspire students to set their goals high. This year’s highlight was a thrilling five-day sporting tour to Barcelona, playing football and basketball against challenging teams from across the continent – not forgetting a tour of the magnificent Nou Camp stadium. All things considered, it’s no surprise that the GCSE PE results are outstanding.