Here in the PE Department we have a strong philosophy that all boys should be catered for as individuals. We believe that whatever the level of capability the student possesses, there is a sport activity of some kind that will enable them to enjoy themselves in an active way which will aid them well into the future and ensure that they have a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle as they move into adulthood. We therefore work closely with the OT department and seek to ensure fun is had by all, as well as providing an opportunity to compete within school teams.
The facilities at More House School include:
- Sports Hall with 3 Badminton Courts, Indoor Cricket nets and a Basketball Court.
- Outdoor, heated swimming pool that is used by all pupils during the school year. Whether they are learning to swim or club swimmers, we cater for all.
- Outdoor adventure course, including activities like Jacobs Ladder, Leap of Faith, High All Aboard and a zip line that travels down the whole length of the field.
- The sports field that contains an all-weather Cricket strip, and two seven-a-side football pitches during the football season (September-December) which converts into Rugby Pitches (January-April).
More House operates a House System (Cobbett, Knight, Hawthorn, Sturt - all famous sons of Farnham) and each student is allocated a House. During the year there are various competitions played, ranging from the team games to swimming galas, providing the boys with an opportunity to show off their athletic prowess on Sports Day in the summer, an event that is very well attended by families and ensures a whole day of athletic competition, with boys being seeded and therefore racing with students of a similar ability. We host and travel to compete in team games against other schools (Football, Rugby, Hockey, Cricket) along with individual sports such as Cross Country and regularly have boys competing at the ISA National Cross Country Event.
In 2013, More House retained the U13 National Dyslexic Football Trophy for an amazing 11th time in 12 years. An outstanding achievement and we look forward to hosting the event again in 2014. We regularly receive visits from outstanding sportsmen and women. In the last year we welcomed Zinzan Brooke (All Blacks Captain), Lesley Owusu (GB 400m) and Alex Danson (Team GB Olympic Hockey Bronze Medalist).
All in all, a great place for students to come and experience Physical Education delivered at varying levels and planned to be enjoyable and promote a healthy lifestyle, and also where students can study Sport for GCSE and A level.