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An Introduction

The impact of physical activity for children is well documented to have positive effects on both their physical and mental health as well as promoting an up-lift in academic performance. At Buckswood we believe that Sports for girls is as important as Sports for boys and so we are investing in a new holistic approach which encompasses both games and health and fitness education…


Scientific research has shown that increased exposure to PE results in better classroom performance with an increase in blood-flow to the brain improving concentration and brain stimulation resulting in enhanced attainment. There is also research that shows that taking part in physical activity helps young people to control the symptoms of anxiety and depression and can also reduce stress; so at Buckswood our Games Department plays an important role in the development of our students’ wellbeing.


The new emphasis on Girls Sports will see the Department utilising the latest health tracking technology to bring together our whole body approach and lay the foundations for long, healthy, successful lives. The mentoring and coaching available supports every girl in developing a positive attitude towards sports and exercise