St Bernadette Catholic Primary School

Our playground - being active in school

Break time & Lunch Time Provision

At St Bernadette we are committed to increasing the level of physical activity at lunchtimes and a variety of activities are on offer for pupils. We talked to our children to find out what they wanted at lunchtime and we acted on their recommendations. Our playground is zoned to ensure a wide variety of activities are available. 

Regular lunchtime activities include (activities are rotated to ensure activities don’t become stale): Football, Badminton, Basketball, 4 square, Table Tennis, Skipping, Lolo Balls, Stilts, Pool, Multisports, Adventure Playground, Dodgeball, Change 4 Life Club, Creative Area. We also have a quiet zone for those times when the children want to chill out and relax.


Play Leader Scheme

The play leader scheme allows the year 5 and 6 children to facilitate activities for the younger children in the school.  They deliver a broad range of activities, some of which are sport specific and some that are solely to get the children more active at lunchtime.  Not only has this scheme added to the structure of lunchtime activities, it has given the year 5 and 6's invaluable experiences and provides them with responsibility to deliver high quality activities.  


School Sports Games Organising Crew and Committes

The School Sports Organising Crew (SSOC) is a group of young people who join together to lead the planning and delivery of competitions and playground games, thus playing a fundamental role in helping keeping children active in school.

What are the SSOC responsible for?

The duties of a School Sport Organising Crew are:

  • Working with teachers and fellow pupils to organise intra-school competitions and school sport opportunities.
  • Organising a survey to find out what young people think of sport in their school.
  • Reporting back to fellow students at the end of the year on what improvements have been or are going to be made.
  • Writing reports for newsletters, Instagram, Facebook and the school website.
  • Presenting competition winners during the achievers’ assembly.