PE & Games
At Kelvinside Academy we encourage our pupils to take part in a wide range of sports and physical exercise. Not only to promote their health and wellbeing but to develop leadership skills, learn about teamwork and enjoy a sense of achievement.
Central to our philosophy is an understanding of the importance of fair play, sportsmanship and the necessity of self-imposed discipline in all areas of sport and life in general.
All pupils have the opportunity to engage in purposeful and enjoyable physical activity through the curriculum, games programme and outdoor education.
Physical Education classes are taught from J1 through to S4 as a core subject in co-educational classes. Pupils in J5-S6 have extended weekly Games sessions. In S5/S6 pupils are offered certificate classes at SQA Higher level.
For a full list of all sporting fixtures and games information please check our dedicated sports website.
A variety of sports are taught throughout the school year with the programme primarily based on traditional team games supported by a competition line of regular fixtures both midweek and at weekends. The focus sports are rugby, hockey, cricket and athletics. Performance is developed though the weekly Games afternoons and mandatory co-curricular sessions after school. Pupils who are identified as having potential in these focus sports will be required to fully participate and represent the School when selected.
We also offer other participation sports within the curricular programme from S3, including rowing, shooting, tennis and fitness. Both rowing and shooting have regular competitions and extra training sessions to allow pupils to compete and represent KA.
Further recreational sports are offered to pupils to promote regular physical activity, health and wellbeing, stimulate interest and enjoyment. These mostly take place on an extra-curricular basis and may involve some competition and weekend participation.
Handball is one sport where we have enjoyed notable success winning Scottish titles at many age levels and a high number of pupils winning National and International honours.
Other recreational sports currently include: fitness, football, climbing, mountain biking, canoeing, sailing, golf, hill walking, netball, table tennis and squash.
We have fantastic sports facilities at KA. The main school site hosts our main games hall equipped for badminton, basketball, gymnastics, handball, football, netball and volleyball. There is also a second smaller gym hall. Our fitness gym has been recently refurbished and, after an induction session, S4-S6 pupils can use this facility during their free time to develop their fitness. We also have a dance studio and indoor 50m shooting range.
A short walk away is our Balgray Campus where pupils have access to outstanding facilities for rugby, hockey, cricket, tennis, football and athletics. As well as generous playing fields we have a floodlit all-weather hockey pitch which allow our sports teams to train and play throughout the season.