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All girls are encouraged to be involved in sport throughout their time at the school. Sport at St Swithun’s has so much to offer, emphasising cooperation, leadership, teamwork, competition and respect. Our girls learn how to deal with success and failure, how to be self-disciplined and how to communicate with each other. We expect every girl to try her best in every area of school life and sport is no exception. Many girls represent their county, region or even country in sports as diverse as lacrosse, fencing, diving, athletics and tennis and we are naturally very proud of these individuals. However, whilst we celebrate success and our teams aspire to excellence, we value effort and sportsmanship as much as winning and we are proud to run first, second and sometimes third teams for all age groups.Of supreme importance to us is identifying at least one sport to suit each girl so that she will acquire a lifelong enjoyment of exercise.
Lacrosse and netball are taught to all girls during curriculum PE from L4 to L5 (year 7 to year 9) and as an option from M5 (year 10) and up. We run A, B and C Teams as well as four senior teams and have regular fixtures with other schools. Many girls represent their county and territory with a handful of girls training with their national development programme. Inter-house and inter-form competition are also organised to give everyone an opportunity to play at a competitive level.
All girls also have the opportunity to take part in the following:
Other sports at St Swithun's
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