Monmouth School Girls’ Prep pupils benefit from a varied curriculum of games and activities in their Physical Education lessons each week.
The primary sport in Michaelmas term is hockey and all Prep girls follow a 12 week programme of skills, game principles and competitive play. In years 3 and 4 the aim is to learn the basic skills and how to play safely in small sided games. All girls will play in a fully competitive match against another school by the end of the term and will also participate in House hockey matches. By years 5 and 6 the girls will have gained sufficient skills to play regular matches on Wednesday afternoons against local opposition. All girls have to opportunity to attend a hockey club once a week to improve and refine their existing skills.
During the Lent term the primary sport is netball and girls learn the basic skills during lessons and are able to attend a club to further improve these skills. There are also numerous opportunities to participate in competitive matches.
Similarly, in the summer term girls will follow a rounders programme and will have competitive opportunities throughout the term. Alongside rounders in the summer term, girls take part in athletics and tennis, both in lessons and extra-curricular clubs. Every child takes part in the annual Sports Day in June and this always proves to be a hugely competitive House event.
Gymnastics and swimming are also a core part of the curriculum in Monmouth Schools Girls’ Prep.