PE Blurb 2015/2016

2015/2016 has been another strong year for PE at Bassetts. Staff, parents and outside agencies have provided opportunities within lessons, after-school clubs, intra-school and inter-school competitions for children to participate in a wide variety of sporting activities.

During lessons, children have had the opportunity to develop their skills in gymnastics, dance, invasion games, swimming, net and wall and striking and fielding. Further to this, they have been able to represent their house teams in intra-school competitions, whilst many children have had the opportunity to represent Bassetts against other local schools, as well as teams in East Devon and Devon.  

Bassetts teams have had particular successes in indoor athletics, during which the team won the Exmouth competition, qualifying them for the East Devon Finals, where they broke two East Devon records. As well as this, the girls’ football team narrowly missed out on retaining the Exmouth title for the third year in a row, losing to an extra-time, golden-goal in the final. Furthermore, it was a special year for the netball squad, who finished the season as champions of Exmouth, Exeter, East Devon and Devon! Adding to this, the B Team also won the Exmouth B Team tournament, demonstrating the strength in depth and high-quality coaching received from Salli Byrne in her after-school club. Furthering this, we have taken children to county finals in the Devon Ability Games (SEN children) on two occasions, finishing third in new age curling and forth in archery.

Over the course of the year staff and outside agencies have provided 14 different sporting clubs:

  • Indoor Athletics
  • Dance
  • Quad Kids Athletics
  • Netball
  • Boys Football
  • Girls Football
  • Tag Rugby
  • Rounders
  • Cricket
  • Tennis
  • Martial Arts
  • Cross Country
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Swimming

Of these sports, children have competed against other schools in twelve of them through leagues and tournaments.

To highlight the popularity of sports within the school, the majority of our clubs have been over-subscribed and several of them have been run on more than one afternoon to provide maximum opportunities for more children to participate.

The staff and children at Bassetts are very much looking forward to another successful year of PE and sport.



Can be found on the clubs page