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Sport and Outdoor

Bredon School offers a wide variety of sport and outdoor ed options for students to experience.

The aims of the sports department are to:

  • provide meaningful physical activity opportunities for all;
  • instil an ethos that values teamwork and excellence in personal endeavour;
  • provide competitive opportunities for all, from competitive matches in the major seasonal sports to intra-school competitions achieved through the schools house system;
  • identify and develop sporting talent, steering those with talent towards suitable training and competition opportunities beyond the schools expertise.

Seasonal Sports

Boys, winter – Rugby
Boys, spring – Football
Boys, summer – Cricket & Athletics

Girls, winter – Hockey
Girls, spring – Netball
Girls, summer – Rounders & Athletics

Other popular sports on offer are: Cross Country running, Basketball, Badminton, Tennis, Golf, Cycling, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Canoeing and Climbing. We also have an equestrian team.

The sports programme at Bredon is delivered by experienced, dedicated coaches. If a student wishes to take up a sport that is currently not on offer we will always do our best to accommodate their interest.

PE at Bredon

All students have one compulsory practical PE lesson per week delivered by qualified, professional teachers. Each student follows a programme of activities that enables them to develop their key movement, technical and tactical skills. In PE they also learn about how to exercise safely and effectively to help to live a healthy, active lifestyle.

“I am teaching amazing individuals who have the capacity to succeed in their own right.” Director of Sport.

Bredon also offers vocational based sports qualifications to students in Year 10 and above; currently OCR Cambridge National Sport at Level 1 & 2 and OCR Cambridge Technical Sport as a Level 2 or 3 qualifications.

Facilities

Sports Hall with 4 badminton courts and full cricket net facilities, multigym, tennis courts, 4 rugby pitches, 2 football pitches, 1 hockey pitch, cricket square, athletics track, extensive cross country courses, and private river launch for canoeing.

Accolades

Bredon School Sports Department is a 2016 shortlisted finalist for the Independent Schools Awards in the Outstanding Provision in Sport category.

Outdoor Education

Outdoor Ed has long been part of the fabric at Bredon and brings together all aspects of learning outside of the classroom.

From the individual sports opportunities of canoeing, shooting and climbing, to overnight residential trips organised throughout the year for year groups 7-9.

These residential trips enable students to push themselves out of their comfort zone, to try new experiences, to put teamwork in to practice and to exercise both physically and mentally when faced with physical and problem solving challenges.

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In recent months, trips have taken place to the Aztec Warren Adventure Centre, the Malvern Hills Outdoor Centre, Cranham woods and further afield.

At School too, the department regularly runs orienteering exercises around Bredon’s wonderful grounds and also offers Archery tuition.

There’s never a dull moment and the benefits it brings to the students is incredible. Read this blog, written by our Head of Outdoor Ed.

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