Sport


SPORT FOR ALL


At Elizabeth College all students are encouraged to participate in a wide range of sports. There are both competitive inter-school sports programmes and also inter-house competitions, providing opportunities not only for the most talented performers to develop and flourish but also for the many others who are keen to practise and compete, and most importantly enjoy themselves.

Sport offers opportunities to cultivate communication and leadership skills, to work as part of a team, and to develop resilience by learning to meet success and failure head-on. Importantly, participation in sport is an excellent way to improve health and well-being.

Elizabeth College has an extensive array of sporting facilities located on site at the main College campus and at Rue à L’Or off Kings Road and the Memorial Field on Footes Lane. The sports fields cover some 20 acres in total. The Junior School has its own playing field on site and also has access to the facilities of the Upper School.

Sports Hall

The purpose built College Sports Hall provides facilities for a wide range of sports including badminton, basketball, fencing, football and climbing.

College Field

The College Field complex on Rue à L’Or on the outskirts of St Peter Port comprises a cricket field and football pitch, enhanced by an elegant Victorian Pavilion.

The Memorial Field

The Memorial Field facilities include an all-weather hockey pitch and a large field used for both cricket and football. The recently built Robin Roussel Pavilion is an excellent facility providing a refectory and two viewing galleries as well as four changing rooms.

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UPPER SCHOOL SPORT


Sport has a high profile at Elizabeth College, and students perform at an outstanding level in our major sports of Football, Hockey and Cricket. Teams tour schools in mainland England and have an enviable record of successMany other sports are on offer including, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Cross country running, Fencing, Golf, Rugby, Sailing, Shooting, Squash, Swimming Tennis and Volleyball.

Other outdoor activities available to pupils include Canoeing, Life-Saving and Climbing. These often form part of the programme for the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme which offers many opportunities for growth and development to a large number of College students.

Athletics – Athletics club runs in Trinity term at the Track in Footes Lane
Badminton – Lunchtimes in the Sports Hall
Climbing – Climbing wall in the Sports Hall plus crag climbing as part of Outdoor Pursuits
Cricket – Practice and Nets throughout the year and extensive fixtures and tours programme
Fencing – Training sessions every day after school to cater for all abilities and weapons
Football – Training and matches throughout Michaelmas term
Golf – Practice throughout the year during Senior Games
Hockey – To visit the hockey website for training and matches throughout Michaelmas and Lent terms please click here
Inter-House Sports – Include football, hockey, cricket, swimming, athletics, cross-country, basketball and badminton
Kayaking – Sea sessions during Michaelmas and Trinity terms
Life Saving – Training for RLSS awards throughout the year
Mountain walking / expeditions – In conjunction with CCF activities or DofE
Rugby – Training and Matches during Senior Games in Michaelmas and Lent terms
Sailing – Senior Games option in Michaelmas and Trinity terms. Also for lower years as an I&D week option.
Shooting – Practice and events run through out the year in conjunction with CCF
Swimming – Every lunchtime May to October in the College pool
Tai Chi – After school in the Sports Hall
Tennis – Trinity term training and league matches

The list above gives an indication of the huge variety of sporting activities on offer at Elizabeth College. Further details on these sports and the other activities on offer are given within the Activities Booklet.

JUNIOR SCHOOL SPORT


At Elizabeth College Junior School, we are proud to offer a rich and diverse PE and Games curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities for all our students. Our aim is to instil in our children the love of participating in physical activity, whether this is as an individual or a member of a team, across a range of sports. We encourage all pupils to access the range of opportunities on offer and, Aim High – try their best, Be Kind – show great sportsmanship and Be Brave – try something new or challenging. These values are at the heart of all sessions, including the various ‘Inter House’ and ‘Inter School’ competitions. The excellent facilities, on and off site, and the large number of committed specialist teachers within the department, enable us to deliver a high quality experience for all pupils at the start of their sporting lives.

PE

Each students at the Junior School receives a 35-minute lesson each week. Lessons cover a range of activities including ball and games skills, Dance, Gymnastics and Swimming, which takes place at Beau Sejour in the Trinity Term, and the newly introduced Multi Skills programme. Multi Skills has been developed through work with the Guernsey Sports Commission and focuses on agility, balance and co-ordination, which are the key factors for most sports. The children have the opportunity to attempt activity cards that get progressively harder. Individual and group based activities are used to develop a specific attribute, before retrying the activity cards. This programme has been a great success so far. The children have responded superbly to this new initiative, enjoying the broad range of activities that the programme has to offer.

Games

Each year group has access to two sessions per week. Year groups are differentiated by class and ability. With a number of specialist staff within the teaching team, this allows us to deliver sessions to smaller groups, giving them a better experience; regular personal feedback and increased participation in activities. As well as the staff of ECJS, the department has developed links through the Guernsey Sports Commission, who support and lead sessions throughout the year. The sports within the curriculum include; Swimming (Michaelmas and Trinity Term), Netball, Football, Hockey, Tag Rugby, Fencing, Outdoor and Adventurous Activities – Bouldering, Orienteering and Problem Solving, Athletics, Cricket (Hardball and Kwik), Rounders and Sailing (Year 6 only).

Our three UK sports ‘tours’ are a fantastic experience for the pupils and staff at the Junior School. We are fortunate to have developed strong links with three schools in England. Over a two night period, groups travel to the mainland to play our hosts and surrounding schools. Our aim is to ensure all pupils who wish to ‘tour’ will have at least one opportunity to do so in Year 5 or 6.

  • Hampton Prep School – Football
  • Ipswich Prep School – Hockey and Netball
  • Cheltenham College Prep – Cricket and Rounders

This is a reciprocal agreement and we are delighted to host our guests throughout the year for Hockey (Cheltenham), Netball (Cheltenham and Ipswich), Cricket (Ipswich and Hampton) and Rounders (Ipswich.)