Ridgeway High School’s PE department offers a wide variety of enrichment activities: football, basketball, netball, table tennis, cricket, athletics and badminton are just some of the activities available for students at break, lunch and after school. Our teams play regular fixtures with other local schools, with football and basketball squads entering regional and national competitions.
In April 2015, 48 students were lucky enough to get the chance to go on the basketball and football tour to Platja D’Aro on the Costa Brava. They toured the Nou Camp, as well as training and playing against local opposition.
The PE department runs an annual trip to watch the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters in the Echo Arena, taking participation and fun to a whole new level.
Australia won the Rugby League World Cup in 2013 with a resounding victory over defending champions, New Zealand, in front of a record crowd at Old Trafford. Ridgeway High School students were there to see every kick and tackle live!
Mr Murphy said, “This was a great opportunity for Ridgeway students to experience elite-level sport in the unique atmosphere of a World Cup. They soaked up the atmosphere and enjoyed the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of going to a World Cup in this country. We went to two games and were lucky enough to watch the World Champions Australia win twice.
Jonty Hughes said, “It was a dream come true to see the Haka live in the final.”