A sporting pedigree at Bootham School
In recent years the School has produced an international fencer, an Olympic swimmer and cyclist, as well as district and county netball, hockey, cricket and football players and academy footballers.
Providing a varied choice of sporting activities can have enormous dividends for those with the required aptitude and dedication to improving their athletic performance.
Competitive sport is a key part of the PE programme, with a full fixture list of matches against neighbouring schools and those further afield.
Now the next generation of stars who began their sporting lives at Bootham could be just around the corner.
Committed to a healthy lifestyle
Of course all Bootham pupils are encouraged to take up sporting activities as part of our commitment to a healthy lifestyle. That everyone should at least try to develop an interest in one or more activities is a principle we are keen to maintain.
This means they can take part in traditional team games such as football, netball, hockey, basketball and cricket, or individual sports such as judo, fencing, riding, yoga, climbing – the list just goes on!
You only have to watch them to realise the pleasure our pupils derive from having a healthy lifestyle. It is exactly this keen attitude and willingness to get involved which we strive to foster.
So whether it is for the more traditional team games or the wide choice of individual activities, we strongly encourage all pupils to develop their sporting abilities.
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