Games and sport
- The opportunity to take part in movement and games is absolutely fundamental to a healthy childhood. There is a great deal of research that stresses the importance of physical activity to improve a child’s capacity to learn.
- Introduced in the right way, playing games and sport helps to not only develop a life-long love of physical activity and all the health benefits attached to that, but also helps to build resilience and an ability to manage competitive activity (albeit on the sports field or at work).
- At Greenwich Steiner School, we are particularly successful at engaging children of all abilities in sport and keeping them physically active even into their teenage years.
- The Steiner Waldorf Games Curriculum is specifically designed to take account of a child’s age and stage of development, rather than playing simplified versions of adult sports. As with other areas of the curriculum, storytelling is used imaginatively to introduce physical skills and sporting rules without pressure, especially with the younger children.
- Sport such as basketball, tennis, volleyball, Frisbee, cross-country running, sailing and archery are also played in the Middle School.