They're all winners at sporty Chichester school

Chichester Free School’s get-active programme is proving to be a winner for sport and learning.

Tuesday, 21st January 2020, 12:00 pm
The infant agility group

Newly formed football teams, infant agility and the launch of the Daily Mile are proving successful additions to school life for youngsters at the school.

The new football teams entered the Chichester and Bognor football tournament for pupils in Years 5 and 6 and beat a number of other schools to come third and fourth respectively in the finals.

Also this month, a number of six and seven-year-olds took part in an infant agility festival in Chichester with 13 other schools, with three CFS students winning activity awards.

The CFS Year 5 and 6 footballers

The launch of the school’s new Daily Mile for its primary school age pupils has also been taken up enthusiastically by children as well as staff. It takes place when pupils don’t have PE and is for everyone to take at their own pace whatever their ability.

PE teacher Rochelle Oxley said: “Since September we have seen the impact the Daily Mile is having on our students in lessons, with an increased focus on their work, and on their physical abilities in PE and at breaktimes.

“We have also seen an increase in our sporting success during competitions, such as for our new football teams and in infant agility. We’re looking forward to even more achievements in upcoming athletics, hockey and tag-rugby fixtures.”

The daily mile at CFS