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Physical Activity at Denby

At Denby CE (VA) First School we encourage all pupils to engage in an active lifestyle by promoting inclusivity in sport. We do this by:

1) Encouragement of participation in a range of sports during PE lessons and play times.

2) Supporting pupils in the acquirement of  skills to compete in sports competitions organised through school and the community. 

KS2 Cycling Event

Despite the terrible weather, the Cycling Event organised by Shelley College was able to go ahead in July.

Well done to all those that were able to take part and thank you for sharing your photos with us!

There are many more sporting events planned for next year and we are sure the children  will enjoy taking part. 

Cross Country

Class 1 and Class 2 have taken part in in the Inter-School Cross Country Event at Shelley College over the last few weeks. Class 3 will be taking part next week.

It was fantastic to see the children taking part in sport with other schools once again.

All of the children finished the course but a special mention to Joshua who finished 1st and Harry 5th in the Year 1 race – well done to all!

In December, a group of Year 4 and 5 children took part in the Virtual Arts Festival. The children worked alongside Miss Natalie who helped them choreograph a Lockdown Melody. I'm sure you will agree that the children have done a fantastic job of learning and remembering all of the moves!


In October, we welcomed in some of the PE teachers from the Shelley Pyramid who organised and led QUAD kids with all of our children. The children had to complete a series of challenges in the quickest time possible. 


We did it! Denby are proud to announce that we have been awarded the Gold School Games Mark Award. Thank you to everyone who helped us with this fantastic achievement and a big congratulations and well done to our children!