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Health & Well-being - our Sports Community

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'Health and Wellbeing is our main priority at LGGS, we want all our students to be happy and involved and to know they are supported by staff and their peers. Whatever option you chose, the purpose is the same, to establish habits that allow you to take time out from your studies and promote a positive way of relaxing that will support you in your adult life.' LGGS Sixth Form Team


A few words from our Sports Captain and current Sixth Form students …

Having sport to focus on, alongside my academic studies, has given me a drive and focus in all areas of my life. It has helped to motivate me whether it be through having a positive attitude towards my studies, removing stress and enabling me to perform at my best or in keeping me calm during pressurised exam situations. These skills have all been developed through participation in sporting activities.
The responsibility of being Sports Captain, alongside an amazing Sports Leadership Team, besides enhancing my time-management and organisational skills has helped me to develop lasting and valuable friendship whether within inter-year or my own year group. I have been fortunate to have competed internationally in my field of sport and this has provided a cultural appreciation and the ability to maintain positive attitudes in different and sometimes difficult environments. As part of a Sports Leadership Team our goal is to promote a love of sport throughout the school and instil this positive attitude in others as the health benefits are immense and especially in regards towards self-esteem, confidence and well-being. 
Saskia

‘Participation in regular physical activity can increase self-esteem and reduces stress and anxiety. Physical activity can help play a role in preventing mental health problems and improve the quality of life of those experiencing them.’
The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine 

Sport has encouraged a self-disciplined approach to all aspects of my life and especially in regard to balancing my academic and sporting role commitments.
I have developed a mature approach to leadership opportunities, whether promoting sporting activities, coaching other students or in the organisation of whole school events. Having an opportunity to organise an event at school including Dance Showcase, a charity fun run (Elf Run) or a club for other students has not only equipped us with confidence but also with the realisation that nothing is impossible or out of reach.
Most importantly, we have acquired transferable skills for life - whether for future study, work or in our personal lives. Nalini

‘The only one who can tell you “you can’t win” is you and you don’t have to listen.’
Jessica Ennis, British Athlete.

We value the importance of being role models to other LGGS students and working with younger pupils has been such a valuable experience. This role has allowed us to appreciate how others are feeling and to offer empathy, encouragement and support when needed.
I joined LGGS in Sixth Form and appreciated the support my fellow students have shown to me and it is our goal to support and build confidence amongst pupils in all year groups. Promoting the value of sport and our amazing sporting community - whatever your chosen sport or ability - and instilling a love of sport for life is a rewarding and valuable life skill that we all benefit from.
Everyone is a winner in sport. Jasmin

‘I arrived at school in Year 12 and I found that joining in with sporting activities helped me to settle in more quickly by meeting and making lots of new friends.’
Morgan, Year 12

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