Extracurricular sport and physical education forms an important and essential part of the education of all More House girls. It provides them with opportunities to broaden their horizons and look beyond the classroom.
Every pupil in the school is afforded the opportunity to select from a rich diet of team activities, clubs and trips which are on offer before, during and after the school day. Our extracurricular programme is run by a dedicated and highly skilled group of staff and external coaches, and is also supplemented by senior pupils. These activities allow girls to extend their learning outside of lessons, to enjoy a new hobby, try a different sport or pursue their own healthy, active lifestyles. Netball, hockey, football, rounders, swimming, rowing and athletics feature within the competitive clubs schedule. Each year group enjoys a busy fixtures programme of fixtures played against other local independent schools. The competitive sporting year culminates in an annual Sportswomen’s Dinner to recognise and celebrate the achievement of our athletes. If competitive, team sports are not your thing then a host of excellent clubs such as boot camp, running club, climbing club, tennis club and badminton club provide activities for all to excel and enjoy.
More House girls are also encouraged to attend sporting trips throughout the school year. The sporting trips on offer range from watching the local Superleague netball team to venturing further afield for the annual ski trip. In recent years we have been to Sugarloaf resort in Maine, USA for 5 days skiing followed by a stop-over in Boston. We have also taken the girls to the West Coast with an exciting 9 day tour of the Mammoth Resort and a stop-over in Los Angeles, California.
Underpinning our approach to extra-curricular sport and physical activity is the drive to provide girls with a model for how to lead and sustain a healthy active lifestyle. To this end, we promote our message through assemblies, the school’s PSHE programme and through sport-themed charity events and activities. This past academic year almost every pupil took part in a charity run and fundraising event in aid of Sports Relief, and in the summer term More House girls joined in with the fight against cancer at Battersea Park with over 100 staff and students running the five kilometre Race for Life.