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.
We employ a sports coach who works daily alongside our lunchtime supervisors. All our lunchtime supervisors have attended an INSET training day in 2020. 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.
We evaluated our lunchtime provision in November 2019. The key findings were positive. 88% of girls and 83% of boys enjoyed lunchtime, 68% of girls and 66% of boys enjoyed being physically active and 87% of the children felt there was enough equipment to play with.
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: