Sporting excellence at Clifton High School

February 29 2016
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Sporting excellence at Clifton High School

CLIFTON High School is becoming increasingly well known for the quality of its sports provision and holds a strong, competitive position in the Bristol Schools’ offering. The range of opportunities on offer, the high standard of teaching and excellent facilities both on and off site mean that many Clifton High pupils excel at county, national and international level.

Sport is a key part of the curriculum at Clifton High; the School values the important role sport plays in developing an individual’s confidence and resilience, exposing pupils to teamwork and leadership opportunities. As well as weekly games, PE and swimming lessons, there is an extensive range of extra-curricular clubs.

Junior School children can choose from over 16 extracurricular sports clubs and in the Senior School there are over 23 on offer. Clubs are run by the school’s staff and specialist external coaches.

Clifton High also offers its pupils the opportunity to participate in international sports tours. In 2015 the School ran a cricket and netball tour to Barbados; ski trips are undertaken regularly and with the School now offering a weekly Ski Training Club, pupils are taking part in international ski and snowboard competitions, too. This February many pupils enjoyed a ski trip to Sunday River, USA.

The school’s commitment to sport also extends beyond the core school term.

Clifton High regularly holds holiday sports camps and this year will be running a week of activities during the Easter Holidays. The Camp will run from 4th to 8th April for pupils in Years 3 to 8. As well as mixed sporting activities, the Camp will feature a new Diamond Day on the Wednesday where girls will enjoy a full day of football and boys will take part in cricket.

Pupils will be coached by specialist sports coaches and the day will end with a prize-giving and ‘team tea’ for children and parents. The holiday camps are run by the school’s sport staff and on the Diamond Day we will welcome external specialist coaches, too.