During the year all pupils take part in a variety of Games activities to develop essential life qualities such as team spirit, loyalty and self-respect. A high emphasis is also placed on keeping physically fit and healthy. All activities are therefore designed to ensure optimum fitness levels are achieved, and as a result, individuals can reach their own skill potential.
A combination of team sports are carefully chosen each year based on pupil numbers, gender and the ages of those attending the School. The sports often include Rugby, Hockey, Netball, Football, Cricket and Rounders, and are chosen so to maximise both team and individual success and enjoyment. A whole afternoon each week is dedicated to sports coaching and fixtures.
Captains and Vice Captains are selected for each sport, providing development opportunities in leadership and communication skills. Those selected are often consulted on team selection and are involved in managing the team during fixtures against other schools.
School Teams play regularly against a variety of Independent and State Schools from around the South West of England. It’s not only the most talented sportsmen and women who get to play for their school. A whole school multi-fixture is often organised with another school, where every pupil experiences a competitive game against equally able opposition.
Recent competition reports can be accessed by clicking on the links below or the menu to the left of this page.
The school takes part in a variety of regional events throughout the year, including Cross Country, Football, Rugby, Netball and Athletics, with a number of Shapwick pupils progressing through to the national finals.
Last year our U13's won the National Dyslexic Football Tournament in Surrey for the first time, and managed to get to the final, as a result we are hosting the tournament on Friday 24th February 2012.