Deenway is the first UK school to be implementing Natural Movement in its physical education programme!
We're extremely proud to be a MovNat leader in the UK. Natural Movement training is nothing short of a renaissance in physical education for young people (and adults). More details on our physical education programme will be placed on our blog with updated links on this page in sha Allah. In the meantime please see the video above to get a sneak preview into what it's all about. The video is from a US school which, like us, is also pioneering Natural Movement in education. A brief summary of our P.E curriculum is provided below.
Physical Education & Natural Movement
Deenway School's physical education programme is designed to help our young people grow up to be healthy, happy and strong adults
The P.E curriculum at Deenway consists of Sports & Athletics and Natural Movement. It is one of the truly very special aspects of a Deenway education.
Sports & Athletics
The Sports & Athletics programme culminates in an Annual Inter-House Athletic games event where pupils compete in individual and team athletic events, as well as Archery and Grappling to win points for their House and for themselves.
Sports can further be divided into two:
Games: These consist of team and individual games such as football, basketball, netball, tennis, dodgeball etc. These are enjoyed by pupils through the Autumn and Spring Terms using local facilities such as Reading University's Sports Park.
Sacred Sports: these are principally archery, wrestling/grappling (BJJ) and martial arts. These are introduced to pupils in special sessions during the year and pupils are encouraged to continue their studies of these after school hours at Deenway Dojo.
Athletics consists of track and field events such as track races (100m, 1500m etc), cycling, long jump, high jump and others.
Natural Movement Training
Deenway is proud to be the first UK school to officially incorporate Erwan Le Corre's MovNat natural movement training into its physical education curriculum. The school has invested in hosting the UK's only MovNat licensed facility (MovNat UK) on its grounds and also hosts speciality MovNat training and certification events for adults.
MovNat focuses on unspecialized natural movement's innately suited to the human creature. These include movement skills that involve walking, running, balancing, climbing, lifting, throwing and more.
Our MovNat P.E. program helps students:
— foster a growth-mindset
— increase physical capability and sense of confidence
— increase kinesthetic awareness and proprioception
— increase strength, mobility, coordination, and stamina
— increase overall athletic or movement performance in other modalities