“Sport teaches you character, it teaches you to play by the rules, it teaches you to know what it feels like to win and lose - it teaches you about life.”
- Billie Jean King - former tennis player from America - one of the greatest female tennis players of all time.
Extra-curricular sport and play at St Joseph's are key to enhancing our pupil's learning and helping them to develop our key values beyond the classroom. Through our work with the Youth Sports Trust we 'empower young people with the vision of creating a future where every child enjoys the life-changing benefits of play and sport'. We live out the vision of YST - Sport gives young people a platform to have their voice heard and a place to feel they belong. We harness this extraordinary power to change young lives today and help them build a brighter tomorrow.
Our annual sports weeks, enrich our pupils' experiences of sport. Over the years, we have introduced our pupils to Quidditch, Curling, Boccia and Archery beyond the curriculum. Some children have had the opportunity to take part in inclusive events aimed at developing children's confidence, adventure days out and water sports. We value children learning about and meeting sports champions. We have been priviledged to welcome Gold medal winning paralympic champion, Aaron Phipps. We have also welcomed Lizzy Yarnold, Britain's Greatest Winter Olympian. Find out more about these inspirational role models and our sport and play opportunities at St Joseph's, below.