On 27th September St Kilian’s celebrated National Fitness Day. This involved the whole school participating in a circuit of fun activities on the hockey pitch, followed by 6th class pupils taking on the teachers in an obstacle course which was highly anticipated by all Primary School pupils. The winners were – supposedly – the teachers, although this has not been confirmed by the student body!
St. Kilian’s has taken part in National Fitness Day in the past; the aim is to have every pupil and teacher active while enjoying the experience. Exercise and sport is an integral part of life at St. Kilian’s: pupils in 1st to 4th class have five dedicated sports lessons per week, 5th and 6th class have three. St. Kilian’s prides itself on its Physical Education programme which is largely based on the German model, where health education has been part of the PE curriculum for years. The programme recognises pupils’ needs to be physically, emotionally and socially active and is a key element in the promotion of a healthy lifestyle.
Be healthy, be active!