Physical Education at Goole Academy is taught by six full time members of staff, two Primary/Secondary PE liaison teachers and two part time PE staff members.
PE and sport is highly regarded by students and staff, students not only gain huge physical benefits, but also learn the importance of social skills as individuals and as being part of a team. They learn tolerance, co-operation, how to accept and hold responsibility and how to win and lose gracefully.
The Academy provides a broad and balanced experience of physical education for all of its students. The traditional team sports of football, rugby, cricket, netball and rounders are covered fully, both within and beyond the formal curriculum. In addition, students are taught trampolining, dance, athletics, health and fitness (incorporating weight training and aerobics), badminton, basketball, cross-country, tennis, softball, dodgeball, rock-it-ball, new age curling, archery, wheelchair basketball and Gaelic football.
We strive not just to develop students practically but also to educate in wider roles that sport can play. Students at the Academy get the opportunity to become Sports Leaders at levels 1, 2 and 3 and Dance Leaders at levels 1, 2 and 3. Level 1 referees in football and rugby, and umpires in netball, rounders and badminton.
We have thriving Academy teams and believe healthy regular competition is beneficial to students’ lives and we are proud to boast some of the best sporting school teams within the local area. As a department we take students on tours on a regular basis, having attended football tours to Barcelona in 2011, 2012 and 2014, rugby and netball tours to Dublin in 2012 (we plan to return to Dublin in 2015). We have also taken students to Cheerleading Camps in 2011 and 2013 and on a sports tour to an outdoor adventure water park in 2014.