At Greenfield School we offer all our pupils a wide range of sporting opportunities. We make use of the local facilities and our pupils access Merthyr and Aberfan leisure centres and Dowlais community centre to take part in swimming, gym and fitness sessions.
We also access the Fitness Locker which is an inclusive gym that our 14-19 pupils use where they follow plans set up by qualified specialist instructors.
We enable all pupils to experience and develop cycling skills by utilising specially adapted bikes at the Cwm Cycling site in Rhondda.
At our school we have strong relationships with professional clubs such as Cardiff City FC, Swansea F.C and the Cardiff Blues who have all delivered six week programmes to some classes which focus not only on sport but literacy and numeracy skills.
Our Sport Development team is always looking to improve our relationship with other special schools in South Wales and have recently set up a triangular fixtures event with Hen Felin and Pen y Bryn that will see our pupils have the opportunity to compete in Boccia, New Age Kurling, Football, Rugby and Cricket.
In house the Sport Development team has set up a number of extra-curricular clubs to build pupils self-esteem and give them the opportunity to develop confidence as part of a team.
Our pupils will have had the opportunity to take part in Boccia, Gymnastics, Table Cricket, Table Tennis, Football, Rugby, Cricket, Cycling, Netball and Rebound sessions.
We host in house school festivals termly where staff and pupils play alongside each other to win the school cups. This year we will be hosting a football, rugby and cricket tournament.
At our school we also give our pupils the opportunity to compete in national events in Gymnastics, Athletics and Swimming. These are events where pupils have the opportunity to be the best in the classification and age group within Wales. Our pupils have historically done very well in regional and national competitions.
We are frequently taking our pupils to compete against other Schools in friendly fixtures in as many sports as we can. We aim to give our pupils the best opportunities and chances to compete through sport and use it to develop pupil’s confidence and self-esteem.
We have a Sports Development team who are passionate about the benefits of sport to all our pupils and they ensure sport is fully inclusive to all pupils in the school.