Physical Education

Physical Education at Runnymede follows the Curriculum Guidelines for Junior and Senior schools. In the Junior School we introduce athletics and other pre-sports such as hockey, basketball and kick-ball, and games that lead up to the real activity.

In Years 7 to 11, pupils work on different units: fitness, badminton, basketball, orienteering, dance, net games, hockey, athletics, kick-ball and swimming.

Within the PE programme we organise Outdoor Pursuits as a part of the Curriculum, where each class enjoys a wide variety of activities, learning specific skills in a safe environment. These trips introduce pupils to outdoor sports including orienteering, climbing, kayaking, canoeing, mountain walking and Nordic skiing.

The PE and French Departments organise a Trip to France in June with Year 10, where pupils learn and practice outdoor activities and water-sports in the sea.

Runnymede organises Interhouse Cross Country and Interhouse Sports Days in the Junior and Senior School. We also participate in competitions with other British schools (Interschool Cross Country, Interschool Athletics, Volleyball, Football, Tag-Rugby and Basketball Tournaments) with excellent results: Second Place in the Senior Interschool Cross Country, Second Place in the Alevin/Infantil Girls Football 7-a-side Tournament, First Place in the Benjamin Boys Basketball Tournament, First Place in the Benjamin Football 5-a-side Tournament, First Place in the Junior lnterschool Sports Day (handicap system) and, for the first time ever, Runnymede won the Senior Interschool Sports Day (general system).

Extra Curricular Activities

Team Runnymede has taken part in various competitions in sports like Football, Athletics, Volleyball and Tag-Rugby with outstanding results. In 7-a-side Football the Benjamin A Team and the Infantil Team finished in First Place in the Municipal Leagues in Madrid (Distrito Tetuán and Fuencarral).