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PE Curriculum and Sport at Holy Name 

At Holy Name, we motivate children to develop a love of sport and working as a team to live happy and healthy lives so they can love, grow and learn.

We aim to deliver a high-quality physical education curriculum that inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. We provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. We provide opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.
Challenge run

On Saturday 16th March, the M2 club completed their challenge run at Woodhouse Moor Parkrun.


We are proud to delilver M2 at Holy Name. 

The curriculum combines workouts, active lessons, mindfulness exercises and discussions, and finishes with a 5km challenge. The 8 week programme and resource kit has an easy to follow curriculum that guide coaches and staff as they introduce girls to the experience of M2 and its benefits.

We are not here to create runners. We are here to help girls discover movement and experience the connection between the movement and how they feel emotionally and mentally, as well as physically.

With its mix of activities, each girl can find something she enjoys, while at the same time feel secure stepping outside her comfort zone and trying new things. Each session incorporates mental, emotional and physical activities to help girls identify these strengths and practice using them, both individually and collectively.
M2 Post Programme Report

Our girls football team had a fanastic event at Boddington Football Hub. They won 4 matches, drew 2 and lost 1 at the tournamen. Amazing team work and determination show by our future Lionesses! 
Year 5 and 6 Cricket in the Classroom

Year 5 and 6 had a very informative day learning the history of Yorkshire cricket. They practiced their cricket skills, had a tour of the stadium and the museum and watched clips of Yorkshire CC victories. Fun was had by all 🏏

School Games Mark

We are delighted to announce that we, Holy Name Catholic Voluntary Academy, have achieved our third School Games Gold Mark Award for the 2022/23 academic year. The School Games Mark is a Government-led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward and recognise school's engagement (provision and uptake) in the School Games against a national benchmark and to celebrate keeping young people active, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.