PE

PE is a very important subject, here at Hawkinge Primary School and we strive to provide every child with opportunities to take part and compete in sport, as well as enjoy a range of sporting activities. We believe sport should be an important part of any school. Great schools have long known that sporting excellence and participation, alongside strong cultural opportunities, go hand in hand with high academic standards.

Recently, the school attained the ‘School Games Silver Award’. To read the press release about this achievement, please click here.

As part of the push for sport in school, the government has given schools PE and Sport premium funding. Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport.
We receive £16,000 a year, along with an additional payment of £10 per pupil.
At Hawkinge Primary School, in order to continue to raise the profile of PE, we have chosen to invest some of the funding in a programme of development offered by Shepway Sports Trust for Shepway Schools. This package includes access to:

  • training and development of both children and staff’s PE knowledge
  • a gifted and talented pupil identification programme
  • the opportunity to be involved in competitive school games both locally and at county level
  • the opportunity to support children with additional needs (physical, emotional, social etc.)
  • coaches from local sports clubs
  • clubs

As part of The Vicus Trust, we have worked closely with The Churchill School in developing a shared curriculum for PE and we have also begun to develop a programme of shared activities linked in with our PE lessons. For example, Year 5 and 6 children took part in a collaborative event at the community centre where they performed routines inspired by theatre shows and also watch performances by The Churchill pupils. We will also be having a cricket tournament in the summer term, where the children will enjoy a bit of healthy competition and celebrate the sportsmanship values they are taught in school.

Below are documents that can be downloaded to find out more about our PE provision.

‘The Daily K’

Every child at Hawkinge Primary School takes part in the Daily K. It’s a social activity where the children run or jog one kilometre a day, at their own pace, for 15 minutes every day and it improves focus in the classroom. Its aim is to improve the physical, social, emotional, and mental health and wellbeing of our children – regardless of age, ability or personal circumstances. We began trialling the Daily KM during the first lockdown and it has been a whole school activity since that time.

School Sports News

To see regular sports updates and reports please look at the weekly newsletter sent out. To see the latest pictures of sports in school and of Folkestone school games events please see the picture gallery.

Cross Country 2021

Basketball 2021

Clubs

We run several sports clubs at school including football club, table tennis club, a lunchtime activities club and netball club, as well as a variety of dance clubs which include tap, ballet and modern dance. Please see the clubs page for more details.

Jack Green Visit
Team GB Olympian, Jack Green, paid a special visit to Hawkinge Primary School to talk to pupils about the life of an elite athlete an offered children inspiration advice about how they can follow their dreams.

Jack Green, Olympic 400m Hurdler, is the European U23 Champion and was a key member of the 4x400m team at London 2012 that narrowly missed out on a medal. He has only recently returned from the Rio Olympics representing Great Britain in the 400m hurdles. It was wonderful for children to hear a first-hand account of what it was like to be a world class athlete and gave children an honest insight into the highs and lows of being an Olympian.

Jack taught children about the importance of having determination and patience when following your dreams and warned children of the everyday sacrifices an Olympic athlete has to make. He also highlighted to children that if you aspire to reach the top you have to put the hard work in, no matter what goals they have in life.

We were fortunate to have Jack in with us for the whole day, meaning that every child (from Reception to Year 6) got the opportunity to hear Jack’s story, with a question and answer time, followed by a personal coaching session on the field. This included a warm up, a training session refining our hurdling techniques and concluded with some sprint races against Jack himself. Needless to say, nobody was quite fast enough to beat him!

All day, the atmosphere at school was blazing with excitement. The children were fascinated with everything Jack had to say and it was clear that every child was inspired by him. We are incredibly thankful to Jack Green for taking the time to speak to our pupils and are hoping that this will be the start of an exciting year of sport at Hawkinge Primary.