Our PE Department prides itself on providing a huge range of extra-curricular activities for all ages and ability groups.
Through being part of a County Cup winning football teams, competing nationally in Gymnastics, being part of Girls Active or by enjoying a lunchtime session of volleyball, our aim is for every child to enjoy being active. Our extra-curricular offer is published at the start of each term. Other specialist team events such as equestrian competitions and annual events such as the Cornwall Partnership Surf Competition are advertised in PE lessons and on Moodle.
Many students choose to join a school team and take part in lunchtime or after school training sessions, which may lead to competitive fixtures. In the Autumn and Spring terms, school teams which train regularly and take part in league and cup fixtures include boys and girls football and rugby teams, boys basketball, girls netball and girls, boys and mixed hockey teams.
In the Summer term the focus shifts to athletics, cricket, rounders and tennis with opportunities for our most talented students to compete in CSAA and ESAA competitions, Cornwall School Games and, of course, our own sports day.
We also enter teams in annual competitions and one-off tournaments in many other sports; including badminton and table tennis.
Extra-curricular sports clubs take place every day at lunchtime and tutor time and after school Monday – Thursday. Fixtures often take place after school.
Of course, some students take part in extra-curricular activities for fitness, friendship and fun but are not interested in competing and they are welcomed equally. All students of the appropriate year group(s) are very welcome at our lunchtime and tutor time sessions, regardless of ability.
Learning Community Sports competitions take place across the whole academic year culminating in Sports Day at the end of the summer term.
In the Autumn and Spring terms, students from Godrevy, Pentire, Rame and Towan form teams and compete in hockey, rugby, football and netball leagues. In previous years, cross country and swimming gala results have also contributed to deciding which community will win the Learning Community Sports Cup.
Congratulations to GODREVY who won the Learning Community Sports Cup in 2021/2022
The highlight of our Learning Community Sports year is Sports Day which takes place in the Summer term. This whole school event, sees Godrevy, Pentire, Rame and Towan go head to head to try to win the Sports Day and Learning Community Sports cups.
Sports day is an opportunity for our top athletes to excel and attempt to break school records. Learning communities put forward 2 competitors in each year group for 12 events: Track: 100m, 200m, 300m, 800m, 1500 and 4x100m. Field; long jump, triple jump, high jump, shot, discus, javelin.
There are also recreational sports events available to all, with football and volleyball proving particularly popular, and a charity refreshment stand.
Sports Day is a team event and supporters line up trackside, painted in community colours to cheer their learning communities on. There is always a friendly, competitive atmosphere with noticeable team spirit. There are also stand out individual performances, and with records for all events being kept since Richard Lander School moved to the current site in 2007, there is always the challenge to break these records.
After all the results have been collated, there is a presentation at the end of the day.
Sports Day 2022
Our 2022 Sports Day was held on Mondhttps://www.richardlander.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/PE-clubs-September22.pdfay 11th July in glorious sunshine. With water bottles, sunblock and gazebos to shelter us all from the heat, the whole school headed out to the sports field to compete, to take part in non-competitive sports and to cheer our teammates on.
The PE staff coordinated all 12 events, with other staff helping out with measuring sticks, first aid, crowd control and time recording. Lander4Uganda opened an extremely popular ice lolly stand raising hundreds of pounds for our Ugandan friends. The RLS media team were on hand to document the event; making a film for Sports Presentation Evening and taking lots of photographs. Mr Williams brought his drone into school to provide exciting ‘from the air’ footage of the 100m and relay races.
Despite the fact that our students hadn’t competed in a full Sports Day for three years we had a staggering 9 school records broken on the day! A remarkable achievement considering we have been keeping records since we moved to the new site in 2007. Our 2022 record breakers were Finlay H – Y10 1500m, Eva A – Y7 Girls 100m, Amelia B – Y8 Girls 100m, Freya H – Y10 Girls 100m, Molly F – Y9 Girls 300m, Elizabeth G – Y10 Girls 300m, Lily B – Y7 Girls 100m, Y7 Pentire Girls Relay and Lucas J – Y7 Boys Shot. Well done to you all.
Well done to each and every student who competed in Sports Day. In previous years, Sports Day has been won by as little as 9 points, so we all know that EVERY point counts! Frist place in each event wins 12 points for a learning community but coming 8th in an event will still win a vital 4 points for a learning community.
Sports Day results were as follows:
Godrevy – 262 points
Pentire – 361.5
Rame – 260
Towan – 304.5
Godrevy – 326
Pentire – 308
Rame – 278
Towan – 262
Godrevy – 309
Pentire – 297
Rame – 236
Towan – 269
Godrevy – 266.5
Pentire – 286.5
Rame – 334
Towan – 240
School Sports Day Totals:
Godrevy – 1163.5
Pentire – 1253
Rame – 1108
Towan – 1075.5
Congratulations to PENTIRE who won Sports Day 2022!
Sports Presentation Evening takes place at the end of the summer term and is our celebration of students who contribute to extra-curricular sport and who excel in individual sports. Our Head of PE provides a round up of the year’s sporting achievements and awards are given out to teams and individuals. The ultimate award is ‘Sportsman of the Year’ and ‘Sportswoman of the Year.’
Girls Active students are recruited from year 9. They attend Girls Active club meetings with Miss Martin, where they plan sessions for younger students to enjoy and participate in. They also develop the skills needed to run team activities. They then run regular activities for our primary partner schools. They are dedicated, enthusiastic and very energetic.
Sports Leaders are recruited from Year 10 boys and girls. They choose to do this within their core PE lessons and do not need to have taken sports studies as an option to take part in this course.