Sporting Characteristics

Alongside teaching Cumnor House children the ins-and-outs of a specific sport, we recognise the opportunity to look at the whole-child. With this in mind, children are encouraged to focus their attention on certain emotional and mental characteristics. As each child grows and develops, so to do the behavioural, mental and teamwork expectations.

  • Junior children are role-modelled ways to play fairly, play together, and not give up.
  • Middles are prompted to work together, to encourage each other and to problem solve.
  • Seniors are asked to show grit and resilience, to challenge themselves, to take risks and to reflect on their actions and performances.

We believe that these characteristics – and others – are not just sporting skills, but also life skills. These are referenced in the Colours Criteria, and form part of the consideration for awarding these.

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