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Sport

Sport makes us healthy. That is why sport here is for all. We want every child, through expert coaching, to develop skills and express themselves through adventure and team-working.

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We want every child to enjoy playing his or her heart out whatever their level.

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Alongside Tennis, Swimming, Sailing and our Outdoor Activities Programme, Thornlow pupils partake in "Games" every Friday afternoon. We work in partnership with the "The Marsh Athletics Club" which allows us to utilise their superbly kept large grass football, rugby and hockey pitches, athletic track, changing facilities and equipment.  The Marsh Athletics Playing Fields are only a short walk away from the school.

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We promote Sport at Thornlow to ensure our pupils are aware of the associated physical, emotional and health benefits.  

Working in conjunction with local providers ensures that we are able to use some of the best sports facilities in Dorset which can inspire pupils to go on to compete at County and National levels. 

Year 4 - Year 8 sail at The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy; we sail there 3 afternoons a week.

Reception to Year 2 swim at The Weymouth Swimming Pool weekly.

Year 3 to Year 8 swim at The Osprey Leisure Centre on Portland weekly.

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  • "I felt great" said Pablo, having recently "seal dived" off a pontoon in a canoe! Canoeing is just one of the exciting activities the pupils have been partaking in during their weekly visit to the "WPNSA", where Weymouth College have been introducing them to an exciting array of outdoor sports!

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  • Well done to all pupils who competed in an array of sports today with smiles on their faces! Thornlow pupils put on a wonderful display of sport for us all to watch with House Lulworth finally clinching victory! Thank you to all pupils, parents and friends for creating many more memorable sporting moments.

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  • We are really looking forward to an inspirational day of Sport at our annual sports day tomorrow. Due to forecasted poor weather we will be holding this years Sports Day at Redlands Community Sports Hub, 1200 - 1600hrs. Everyone welcome!

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  • What a wonderful Adventure Day we had at Milton Abbey... developing observational skills, completing the Monkey Maze and tunnelling were only a few of the wonderful activities that we got up to! Thank you Milton Abbey, we had such a wonderful experience!

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  • What a great Glamping week has been had by all this week and everyone who "glamped" should be extremely proud of themselves. Smiles and fun were shared by all and personal achievements were inspiring - everyone put 100% effort into everything they achieved during their week in the wilderness - well done!

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  • This year has seen a huge improvement in the pupil's sport skills throughout the whole school - and I'm very impressed! Every pupil showed a willingness to try at every task asked of them and every task was always completed with 100% effort.

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  • "Sport is funnnnnnnn!" "This Summer at Thornlow we have been doing Athletics and Cricket. At the start of every lesson at Games this summer, we have been doing Athletics (after the warm up). I have learnt how to start correctly in short distance and in long distance I can save my stamina, learning how to get oxygen to my head."

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  • The Year 7&8 class organised an Animal Sports Challenge for Reception and Nursery today... have you the strength of an elephant?!

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  • Five days of Glamping and adventure activities on the stunning Jurassic Coast - the perfect opportunity to get back to basics and learn vital survival skills whilst building strong relationships with friends. Next week, pupils from Years 4 - 8 will be embarking on an exciting itinerary of activities from kayaking to adventure team building!

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  • On Tuesday 20th May 2014 Thornlow Preparatory School entered a team of competitors to compete in the South West ISA Athletics Trials held at Yeovil Arena. We are incredibly proud of all athletes who took part; they competed at an extremely high level and achieved some inspiring results.

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  • In the Easter Holiday’s Jack McG. Year 2, was selected for some football matches representing Arsenal Southwest, playing in Hook against Pro Elite Academies, Southampton and Taunton; a wonderful experience for Jack!

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  • With a personal best throw of 25.34m Robert H, won his stream in the Team Dorset Javelin competition and came second overall for his age group. This now places him 4th in the South West and 42nd in the UK rankings! What an athlete, welldone Robert!

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  • Welldone Thomas and Samuel who recently qualified for the 2014 Independent Schools Association Swimming Nationals held in Coventry.

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  • Welldone to all competitors who competed at the U-12 to U-18s 2014 Independent Schools Cross Country Championships. Robert and Ashleigh were selected from this event to represent the South West at the National Finals at Princethorpe, held on Saturday 1st March 2014.

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  • All competitors in our annual swimming gala competed at an extremely high level; everyone was a winner for taking part and it was an exceptional event! Well done to all athletes and thank you to all teachers and parents who supported such a wonderful afternoon of sport.

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  • The Thornlow Preparatory School Football Team played Puddletown Middle School in a boys 7 aside football match on Friday 15th November 2013. Welldone to all competitors who all played to a very high standard!

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  • Football skills are being developed during our Games lessons every Friday afternoon and team working skills are impressive too!

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  • Friday Games lessons have seen our rugby team develop some excellent ball control.

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  • Thornlow's budding sports stars are developing some excellent skills during their Games lesson every Friday.

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