At Drumbeat school Physical Education provides the students with fundamental team work skills, gross motor skills, fine motor skills and life skills. We encourage students to part take in physical activities in out of school hours by offering after school clubs and contacts with external sports clubs.
In their PE lessons students are encouraged to lead warm up activities and learn about how their body works. The PE curriculum at Drumbeat school includes dance, invasion games, gymnastics, striking games, athletics, health and fitness, swimming, net/wall games, new age kurling, boccia and rowing. This year students have participated in a bikeability course devised by Lewisham, this enabled students to gain confidence and skills in riding a bike. The majority of our students at Drumbeat School can attain entry level accreditation and young/sport leader awards.
As part of KS3/KS4 options on a Friday afternoon 20 students participate in a cricket programme run by Cricket 4 Change this has been devised to support and enhance the development of their social skills as well as their cricket skills.
Throughout the academic year students attend swimming lessons and trampolining sessions at Downham Leisure Centre. 20 students enjoy bowling every Friday afternoon at Lewisham 1st bowl. Each summer students experience rowing, they are taught to row on the water at the Regatta centre in East London. Horse riding is also offered to primary and secondary classes on a weekly basis.
Drumbeat school students have the opportunity to represent their school in competitions; we have four football teams currently competing in the South London Special League. These are our primary team, our boys U16’s, girls U16’s and our 6th form team. We also take part in the National Junior Indoor Rowing Competition, tag rugby, athletics and Panathlon competitions every year.