It may have been an unconventional year of sport to say the least but Sheffield Girls’ is celebrating again after School Sports Magazine placed us 18th out of 200 for sports provision - a leap up 18 places since last year - making us the only independent or state school in the county to rank in the top 20.
Whilst many sports events and competitions have had to be postponed or cancelled this year, School Sports assessed schools in 18 different disciplines and looked at over 100 different national events to pull together their latest rankings and where National Finals were called off, schools were awarded points for reaching latter stages.
Despite all the restraints and pressures of the last year the School qualified for the National Finals in an incredible eight sports in total: hockey; netball; equestrian; swimming; badminton; gymnastics; trampolining; and tennis. One of our competition highlights was a National Finals win for every team we entered in Trampolining.
At Sheffield Girls’ we’re hugely proud of our tradition of encouraging mass participation in sports across all year groups and regardless of standard. We passionately believe in the far-reaching benefits of both individual and team sports and are as proud of our national competition level winners, as we are those girls who take on the responsibility of leading sports clubs, and supporting younger players as they develop their skills and confidence.
Emma Davidson, one of our Senior School PE leads said: “We have continued to show strength and depth in a variety of sports here at Sheffield Girls’ with over 70% of our pupils taking part in extra-curricular classes and clubs, alongside our curriculum provision. Our new ranking is a reflection of the dedication and enthusiasm of the girls, and the continued support of their parents, as well as the commitment of our PE staff.”
With most of our pupil’s at home following Guided Home Learning they are still finding plenty of opportunities to get out and exercise with the School currently taking part in a GDST-wide challenge to ‘Get Active’ and clock up the largest distance possible in February.
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