We were thrilled to learn that after being shortlisted last July for the Independent School of the Year Awards (ISOTY), we have been named as one of seven finalists in the Sporting Achievement category.
As part of our entry, we focused on our ‘sport for all’ ethos, in which we encourage early participation in a wide range of sports, in the hope it sparks a lifelong passion for physical activity.
Mr King, our new Director of Sport, said, “We strive to offer a broad range of sport to our students. Participation is critical to the journey through school. Our students and staff have enjoyed a year of unparalleled success, enhanced by a staggering level of support from parents. We are overjoyed at being considered for this prestigious award. Regardless of the outcome we want our efforts to produce sports men and women with a lifelong love of participating in sport of any kind. In doing so they develop friendships and share lasting memories. It has been a special year.”
At Trinity, we focus on early experimentation (with high participation) and late specialisation: students are encouraged to try something new and we’re proud of the fact that 95% of our Juniors, First and Second Year students represent the school in a sport. It is fascinating how this translates and, of our senior first teams, approximately 50% had never played that sport before joining us.
There are many ways to get involved in sport at Trinity: weekly games lessons; 1,000 fixtures annually with 160+ teams playing competitively across 20 different sports; plus our broad co-curricular sports programme with 100+ clubs including yoga, golf, climbing or open sub-aqua. It is not always about competitive sport, participation is the key.
This is highlighted in our annual Mob Runs, which took place in the last week. It is an interform competition where every runner counts and whether placing 1st or 231st, students are cheered on by the whole school community for participating. Often it sparks an interest in sport.
The winner will be announced at a ceremony in early October – fingers crossed!
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