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 our local secondary school, Nelson Thomlinson.