The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic severely disrupted the 2019-2020 academic year. Our school believes strongly in the benefits of Physical Education, and we were able to complete several of our usual events, before entering lockdown. Keen to support children during a period when they may have been less active, we set regular physical challenges to our pupils and parents, and were able to hold a virtual sports day. Here are some highlights of an unprecedented period of school sport.
The effects and impacts of COVID-19 continued to affect the way that physical education could be delivered during the 2020-2021 in all primary school settings. However, as well as supporting our pupils through further lockdowns, we began to look to the future, slowly bringing back our physical education offer, as well as understanding the need to support children even more when restrictions were finally lifted. A particular highlight here is the construction of a Multi Use Games Area.
At The Willows, we passionately embrace the opportunity to develop our pupils' overall health and wellbeing. 'Physical education For All' is vitally important to our PE offer, and making that offer high quality is central to what we do. The construction of our new Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) transformed an area of our school grounds, which was largely unusable throughout the Autumn and Winter months, into a high quality facility that can be used for curriculum, extra curricular, competition and community use.