Sport plays a very important part in life at both St Mary's and St Margaret’s. We strongly believe in the benefits of both individual and team sports and, whether an elite performer or a beginner, all pupils are encouraged to participate and develop their ability. Learning to work and play as part of a team teaches trust, increases resilience and builds confidence and self-esteem, all valuable qualities which can be transferred to everyday life.
We have identified a number of priorities for new facilities to improve and enhance the physical education of all our pupils and we are delighted that a new full size Astroturf and 3 additional netball courts were built over the summer of 2014. Moreover, we have leased offsite pitches for both schools which have already proved a great success.
The final phase of our Vision for Sport – an extension to the Sports Centre to include a sports hall and enhanced related facilities is now planned and we are asking parents, former parents, former pupils and friends to help us to accelerate this build. Both schools are fully committed to this project but with philanthropic support we can bring the plans forward enabling our current pupils to enjoy and benefit from the new facilities.