Playing in a team
Teamwork is essential. That is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work
Sport at The Elms plays a central part in school life. The children play sport every day and as a result achieve high standards. For us, sport is multi-purpose - the physical benefits are clear, but the fostering of team spirit, the encouragement and acceptance of those of all standards with the courage and willingness to have a go, and generosity of spirit in either victory or defeat are equally important.
Our range of sports include hockey, netball and rounders for girls, and rugby, hockey, football and cricket for boys. We also have strong squads of mixed teams in athletics, cross-country, swimming , tennis and riding.
Our sports facilities really enable the children to get the most out of sport. The outdoor facilities are excellent. All the playing fields are within the school grounds and our floodlit Astro Turf enables us to enjoy year-round sport regardless of the weather; as do our indoor heated swimming pool and sports hall.
Many children have achieved success at regional and national levels over the years including:-
- County Hockey programmes
- County Cricket programmes
- National and County swimmers
- National IAPS Athletics Sprint Champions
- Mercia Prep School Athletics Finals
- ISFA England Football
- Worcester Warriors Development Squads
- National Triathletes
We take great pride in seeing all of our children reach their full potential. The improvement achieved from training on a daily basis means that our teams have a very strong bond and teamwork is of the highest level. Children develop leadership and communication skills, and nurture lifelong friendships in their shared experiences on the sports pitches or courts.
Our recent successes demonstrate the high standards we can achieve and have come to expect. They include:
Under 12 Girls’ National IAPs Hockey Champions 2014/15
Under 13 Girls’ National In2Hockey Finalists 2016
Under 11 Girls’ Herefordshire Hockey Champions and IAPS National Finalists 2016
Under 13 Boys’ Rugby Pinewood 7s Champions 2015
Under 13 Girls’ Herefordshire Hockey Champions 2016
|2012 Boys Cricket
2013 Boys Rugby
2014 Boys Cricket
2014 Girls Rounders
2015 Girls Hockey
2016 Girls Rounders
|2011 Girls Hockey
2012 Boys Cricket
2014 Girls Netball
2015 Boys Rugby
Many children have also gone on to achieve top sport scholarships to leading senior schools, most recently including Cheltenham College, Dean Close, Shrewsbury School, Rugby School, Hereford Cathedral School, Malvern College, Radley College, Tudor Hall and King’s Gloucester.
Phil Richardson and Helen Taranczuk, Heads of Sport