Sport and Physical Education play an important part of everyday life at Leweston and there is an impressive range of options for pupils to take advantage of. All pupils are encouraged to pursue any sport that interests them with the support to develop and achieve to the best of their ability and compete at the level of competition that they aspire to.
The mainstream sports of Girls and Boys Hockey, Netball and Tennis are well represented with opportunities at all levels and pupils are regularly selected for District, County and Regional development centres. Football and Rugby are starting to make their mark with the boys playing their first competitive and non-competitive fixtures this season. A comprehensive and extensive fixture programme is in place to ensure all pupils have the opportunity to represent the school in competitive matches at their own level. These fixtures take place both during the week as well as on Saturdays. There is also a strong tradition of Inter-House competitions where all pupils participate in a full range of sporting events.
Leweston pupils dominate the Cross-Country circuit at County and Regional level. The school regularly hosts the Regional Championships and its teams are seen at the top of the podium at numerous competitions. There is a tailor made programme for all runners at whatever level they perform, led by dedicated and internationally experienced coaches.
The fine tradition of distance running at the school also translates to the athletics track, where Leweston pupils thrive. Many of our athletes compete at the National IAPS Athletics Finals.
Similarly, the swimming programme is the envy of many. There are regular coached swim sessions throughout the week catering for beginners and elite performers alike. The latter, rather like the runners, have individual programmes to fit around their busy academic, music or drama commitments.
It is perhaps, in the combination of swimming and running, that the school is gaining unrivalled success with the multi-sport competitions, building up to the full Modern Pentathlon. For more information visit the Pentathlon section of the school website.
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