Sport

At DSLV, we believe Physical Education to be essential to the academic, social, emotional and physical development of the whole child. PE at DSLV provides the foundation for a healthy lifestyle and promotes character building, co-operation and self-esteem.

Through PE, we aim to develop skill, fitness, strength and mobility by participation in enjoyable activities, which help to encourage such qualities as leadership, team spirit and sportsmanship.
We plan a varied and balanced programme of work so that all children are introduced to more demanding activities, each requiring a different kind of skill development.

Children start swimming lessons from Year 3 and continue throughout KS2. Our aim is to for every child to achieve 25m of comfortable, unaided swimming before they leave the primary phase.

Recent highlights including sports team successes:

Rounders
Year 4, 5 and 6 competed in a KS2 Daventry Rounders event at Daventry Sports Park. DSLV were one of many schools that took part competing for team glory. The children all showed great determination and team spirit and achieved 5th position. We were very proud of them, well done!

Football
This year our mixed KS2 football team competed in a football tournament event at The Parker E-Act Academy.
Again, our children all showed great teamwork, determination and perseverance and deserved their second place win!
‘It was a tough tournament for football and we were all really excited! We made it through to the semi-finals and faced some tough opponents. We played amazing and were all really pleased to be playing in the final. Every single one of us gave everything for the team and for the school and to have got to this point made us all really proud. It was an incredible experience for us at DSLV and we all really enjoyed it a lot!’ – A Year 6 child.

Athletics
This year, children in Yr 4, 5 & 6 went to compete in the Daventry area athletics tournament at the Leisure Centre in Daventry. The children competed in different races and events, showing great determination, perseverance and self-belief with each one of them achieving their best and improving on the previous year’s result! All of the children received a certificate to acknowledge their achievements! Well done to all of them!

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