The Fitness For All strategy at Queen's aims to encourage all girls to make healthy decisions for life.
We do this by offering pupils a range of sport and fitness activities through taster sessions, clubs and through the curriculum. The strategy enables the vast majority of girls, including those that don't see themselves as sporty, to identify some form of activity they enjoy doing with their friends to keep them healthy and happy. The aim is that this behaviour then stays with them for life.
The development of our new Sport and Fitness Centre at the Senior School helps us now deliver more activities, more often to more girls.
We now have three bespoke and very different sports facilities at the Senior School site:
- The fitness suite in the Pavilion which has been updated with some new and versatile equipment
- The fitness studio which is a modern and airy space on the new top floor above the sports hall
- The new sports hall which is itself barely recognisable in its revitalised state, with colourful rebound walls and excellent storage.
This enables us to deliver not just traditional school sports like hockey, lacrosse, tennis and athletics but also activities such as boxercise, rowing, tag rugby, yoga, dance, pilates, sailing, road cycling and jogging. These things are available both on and outside of the curriculum and are designed to encourage all of our pupils to try something that they may take up as a fitness activist on a more long-term basis.
Well-being is fundamental to the unique atmosphere at Queen's. Despite being an academic school with excellent results, we are careful to ensure that girls are nurtured, supported and challenged appropriately to keep stress levels manageable. Our Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds festival places well-being issues as a top priority which girls find enlightening, informative and enjoyable.
In a nutshell, Fitness For All aims to develop girls who are confident in themselves and their bodies, resilient and goal orientated - whether that is competing for their country, playing with their team mates or perfecting a yoga position.
To read about the This Girl Can campaign, which mirrors the School’s Fitness For All campaign, please click here
To read the thank you speech from the Headmistress please click here