Pupil Diary Page
In this section we have some comments that pupils have made about their thoughts about Physical Education at Cardinal Wiseman School.
I found G.C.S.E. P.E. really interesting. It explained things about sport that I already knew but in much greater detail. I liked the fact that 2/3’s of the course was practical because I found that it was a good break from writing and a good release from stress. I enjoyed playing the sports that I studied and found it intriguing when learning about the sports in more depth. I liked learning about the body and how it works it relation to sport because it is something that I am interested in, and P.E. goes into more depth and detail than biology does. I found the overall course fun.
My name is Megan and I am in Year 9. Cardinal Wiseman has allowed myself and many other children to show our full potential in many sports such as hockey, netball, athletics, gymnastics, dance and football.
Cardinal Wiseman has allowed me to experience a life changing development in my athletics. Due to the encouragement of my PE teachers, I have taken up my now very possible future in the athletics world. I now attend regular training sessions at Perivale Track with my coach. This has led me to take part in hard competitions all over England. I have run in the Southern Women’s League Under 15 age group. Competing in the 100m and 200m. I also took part in the South of England Championships (which is the hardest competition I have been in so far) . I had to run against the fastest girls in every borough across the South of England. In this competition I ran a personal best of 13 seconds. I came 3rd in the Middlesex Championships in the 200m and am Ealing schools Borough Champion. It is possible that I may not achieved what I have so far without the leaflet from my teacher encouraging me to join the local athletics club. So if you have a sport that you are good at, take it up and good luck! I have enjoyed P.E, as it has been fun and exciting. After school I do netball and hockey. We do lots of practice matches that are exciting and give you a real flare for the game. We won the borough hockey championships and we hope to improve next year on our netball. During P.E we do a variety of sports and it is fun to experience a mixture of things.
(Year 9 Student)
GCSE PE, well, what can I say? Firstly, moving up the school from year 7 to year 9 when I had to make all my GCSE choices I had always enjoyed PE, it was my time to release and expel my anger (playing rounders or cricket) and just enjoy the lesson with my friends, whilst playing sports, because of this I decided that I would like to do GCSE PE, however I had already decided that I wanted to do other subjects. It was decided along with my mum and my PE teacher at the time, that I could do GCSE PE off timetable. I knew it would be a lot of hard work, but I’d always enjoyed it, and even through my various injuries, teachers were always screaming at me to sit down and not take part (weird, I know!)
At first I found it hard to juggle PE, as I done it all in my own time! I went to all the after school clubs in order to keep up with the rest of the class, and their practical lesson, which they had during their timetable. I also had to do class work at home, as well as homework, but I was determined to do it, and received a lot of support and encouragement not just from my teacher, but also all the rest of the PE department staff. All tests were done either during my lunch break or after school and I must admit it was a struggle, especially when I was tired and the last thing I wanted to was play any sport, in all kinds of weather conditions but now that I have got my grade, I am really proud that I managed to handle it.
Hayley (Year 12 Student)
Over my two years at Cardinal Wiseman I have always found my PE lessons the best lessons of the week. I have thoroughly enjoyed participating in such sports such as rugby, tennis, long jump, triple jump, football etc.
My favourite has to be the sprinting that I learnt. I found that this was something I could really excel at and found it highly motivating.
Like many others I am a big fan of the PE extra-curricular clubs where you can improve on your skills such as gymnastics, hockey, dance, athletics and my personal favourite netball. You don’t just get to do these activities in school but also get to travel to other schools and play them in matches and tournaments.
Overall the PE department is excellent and full of highly enjoyable sports for everyone.