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Physical Education

At Donaghadee Primary we want our children to make healthy choices, to enjoy physical activity and to appreciate its benefits. Our Physical Education (PE) curriculum strives to inspire all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. We provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. There are opportunities to compete in sport and other activities to build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect. All pupils are encouraged to participate in an energetic physical activity programme including Fundamental Movement Skills within the school timetable. Children are given the opportunity to participate in Gymnastics, Athletics, Dance, Games Skills and Swimming (Years 4-7).

During PE lessons, the children will develop fundamental movement skills and are encouraged to become increasingly competent and confident in their physical abilities, agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others.  Further on in the school curriculum, pupils continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills and will be taught to communicate, collaborate and compete with each other. The children will evaluate and recognise their own successes.


Donaghadee Primary competes in a range of sports against other local primary schools. Children have represented our school in football, hockey, netball, athletics, cross-country, cricket and other sports. We also regularly use external coaches.

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