At Parkstone we believe that students should be aware that good health and wellbeing is central to effective learning and preparation for a successful independent life.
The promotion of health and wellbeing help to ensure that our students develop the Knowledge and understanding required to maintain physical, mental and social wellbeing whilst at, and beyond, Parkstone.
PE and Sport
Physical Education is a vital component to our students’ physical development and well-being. Our PE curriculum is both broad and balanced providing access to team and individual sports as well as activities such as Dance and Yoga, allowing students to develop both mental and physical wellbeing. Students are encouraged to manage themselves acting as referees and judges for various events leading to increasing self-confidence in their ability to manage themselves.
Progressive learning objectives, combined with varied teaching approaches, provide stimulating, enjoyable, satisfying and appropriately challenging learning experiences for all pupils. The selection and range of activities helps pupils to enjoy success and be motivated to further develop their individual potential and take part in lifelong physical activity. This is clearly visible in the large number of Parkstone students who take part in after-school and lunchtime clubs/activities.
PSHE and Tutor Time
At Parkstone as well as following a holistic approach to health and wellbeing we encourage our students to do the same. In addition to the wide variety of competitive and non-competitive sports activities we also offer opportunities for students to engage in mindfulness sessions as a standalone topic and as part of the Tutor programme of events. Our students greatly value the relaxation techniques they are taught as part of this programme.
In addition our PSHE programme provides opportunities for students to discuss healthy eating as well as considering the wider issues surrounding this topic. To support this our school canteen provides a very wide range of nutritious meals which vary on a regular basis.