Healthy Active Lifestyles
Garras Primary school provides a comprehensive range of sporting and healthy lifestyle activities to support children to grow in confidence and lead healthier lives. These are just some of the ways in which we do it.
Climbing and Core skill development
Core skill development is fundamental in promoting healthy and active lifestyles which is an integral part of our combined approach to PE and sport provision through the REAL PE curriculum. We are currently looking at the options for new playground equipment once the septic tank works have been completed. The school continues to use Crenver Grove for the valuable Forest school provision.
Beach and water safety
As well as supporting all children with the opportunity to learn to swim at Helston Leisure centre our school operates a programme of additional activities promoting beach and water safety.
Surf lifesaving skills
Garras offers children who swim over 25 metres the chance to extend their confidence in the water through surf-lifesaving sessions in the Summer term. We link in with Hayle Surf Lifesaving club to provide this valuable experience.
Sailing club is well attended by Garras parents and pupils alike. Sailing club runs from throughout the summer term and for 4 weeks in the autumn term. This is what some of the children say about their experience:
“Sailing club helps you to trust each other more and learn the parts of the boats”
“I think sailing helps you understand each other and band together by helping each other”
“I liked it when we were learning to sail because they made it fun”
“The sea air makes you healthy”
Thank you to all the staff and volunteers from the Helford River Children’s Sailing Trust who make this possible.