Physical activity

To promote physical activity in the school, we have introduced a number of initiatives to ensure our pupils are encouraged to be as active as possible.

We are very lucky at GANS to have the Rockies park beside us and Seapoint so close by. We regularly visit both and the pupils really enjoy getting out for exercise and fresh air.


Some of the active initiatives we have introduced include:

  • Safe skipping areas in our yard during break times. This is run by our playground leaders twice a week.
  • An Active School Walkway in the school grounds that is clearly signposted for our pupils to follow.
  • Active Break Challenges on rainy days that include ‘Go Noodle’, ‘Just Dance’, ‘The Body Coach’ and ’10@10′.
  • We have our ‘Run a K a Day’ challenge for four weeks spread throughout the year. This involves running 3 laps of the school yard and is a wonderful initiative that all children can participate in.
  • We regularly visit the Rockies park for nature walks, sponsored walks and ‘fresh air’ walks.
  • In conjunction with our Green Schools team, we take regular walks to Seapoint to participate in marine activities and beach clean-ups.