Sport plays a big part in life at Brabyns. We endeavour to encourage enjoyment and participation from the moment children join us via the PE specialists that take our lessons and clubs.
The children get the opportunity to try a range of sports and to compete against each other and other schools. The inter-house matches are always eagerly anticipated, and give the children the chance to put the skills and tactics they have developed into practice in a friendly but competitive environment.
The Juniors have all taken part this term in football and ‘Palaceball’ competitions. Palaceball is a great game a bit like High-5, but you score by passing the ball to your king/queen in their ‘Palace’ – a bit like benchball.
Our fixtures this half-term have seen matches for the football, cross country, girls football, rugby and water polo teams with over half the Juniors already having represented the School. We were delighted to win the girls football festival.
While events like the water polo and playing contact rugby highlight the wide range of sporting opportunities for the children despite being a small prep school. The contact rugby was a wonderful experience and it was great to be able to call on an expert rugby coach to teach the children the art of tackling and ensuring everyone is safe!
Next term we are looking forward to swimming galas, fixtures in basketball, hockey, dodge-ball and high-5 as well as more football and rugby matches. We really do manage to give the children some wonderful opportunities which hopefully encourages them to continue to participate in some of these sports at Senior School and beyond.