Sport is central to Maple Walk. Lessons are a key part of the curriculum and often take place in the green open spaces of Roundwood Park. PE lessons are aimed at developing pupils’ physical competence and confidence and their ability to perform in a range of activities. PE promotes physical skilfulness and development, and an understanding of the body in action.
Football, basketball and cross-country running are the key sports at Maple Walk and are taught alongside swimming, hockey, tag rugby, cricket, rounders and athletics. Children are encouraged to participate in House competitions and to represent the school in external sporting events.
Children in Year 3 attend weekly swimming lessons at Willesden Sports Centre nearby.
The children face different challenges as individuals and as part of groups and teams. Learning the rules for team games is an important element; pupils are taught these rules at an early age. Good sportsmanship is fundamental in all team sports. Emphasis is put on the inclusion of every pupil.
In recent years, Maple Walk has seen increasing sporting success.
A number of pupils were selected to represent Brent in the London Youth Games and the football team have been Gold medal winners in the ISA Girls’ Football Tournament. Maple Walk runners have placed competitively at a county level for cross country on a number of occasions.
The best way to see the school in action is to book onto an open morning. These events last approximately an hour – you will have an opportunity to meet the Head and have a tour of the school led by the Year Six pupils. We look forward to welcoming you to Maple Walk soon.