One of our school principles is ‘Pupils' well-being is at the core of all we do’. At Columbia Grange we are committed to keeping our pupils active, fit and healthy. Our PE provision shows this by providing children with a range of activities such as, lunchtime clubs, after school clubs and curricular and extracurricular activities.
Marisol Bowman - PE Coordinator
What is it?
Rebound Therapy is a specific use of a trampoline to provide an alternative opportunity for movement, therapeutic exercise and activity for people with a wide range of special needs.
Why use Rebound Therapy?
Rebound Therapy is used to facilitate movement, develop and promote motor skills, it aids balance, an increase or decrease in muscle tone, relaxation, sensory integration, it improve fitness and exercise tolerance, and communication skills. It is also used as a teaching tool to access cross curricular learning; it is highly motivating and enjoyable and the benefits can improve eye-contact, attention, anticipation, vocalisations, sense of body awareness and relaxation.
Rugby at Columbia Grange
Children from different classes participated in a taster rugby session organised by All Stars Rugby. During the sessions children were able to develop rugby skills through play such as tagging, passing games and running. Children really enjoyed this new sport at Columbia Grange.
At Columbia Grange we are aware of how movement and dance help with body awareness, which refers to knowing and understanding parts of your body and how they function.
When we dance, we need to be aware of the space around us, align our bodies, or follow particular movement patterns, which involve gross and fine motor control. Dance allows children to explore the space and their bodies, and through direction from the teacher, will be able to practice and improve their movements.
We are providing children with sensory dance sessions where they will move and dance using different approaches such as circle dancing where some pupils are seated, some standing and some moving in three circles around the ‘Circle of Friends’. Children will also explore dancing using pom poms, scarves, dancing rings, rhythm sticks, parachute and many more props.