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Physical Education

Exercise is one of the most important aspects of

a child’s life. For our children, this means

learning the importance of being physically

active, not just during their time at our school,

but beyond into their adult life. It is central to

supporting our Christian vision, 'Created to Do

Good' Ephesians 2:10.


Exercise is defined as being physically active

and working your body at a greater intensity

than normal, exercise raises your heart rate

and body temperature and works your muscles

too. As well as being active we should also be

trying to ensure our children are eating healthily,

if not exercise could be less effective.

At Ireby, children are encouraged to be active at every

opportunity. On our staff, we have a games expert,

who played Rugby League for her country and who is 

able to motivate our children and teach them the skills

and knowledge they need.


We also work with other professionals for pursuits such as orienteering, Ghyll Scrambling and kayaking and open water swimming as we aim to give our children the confidence and skills to be able to enjoy living in the Lake District to the full.

We also compete in competitive sports through a local cluster of schools around the Keswick area.

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