Exercise, games and sports are an indispensable part of everyday school life. A diversity of exercise activities enhance the healthy physical and mental development of the children and provide social experiences that help to create a positive classroom and school environment.

Our school playground is therefore designed as a dynamic landscape that encourages rope games, climbing, swinging and balancing. There are four ping-pong tables, several goalposts and baskets, a small tartan playing field for ballgames, as well as a variety of games equipment that can be borrowed from the caravan for an “active break”. Further sporting activities are provided during the lunch breaks in clubs for basketball, football, dance, slacklining and waveboarding, which are organised by native speakers and paid specialists.

Charles Dickens Primary School takes part in various sporting events and competitions over the course of the year. Particular emphasis is placed on running events. In-school races like Charlie’s Run and the Dickens Mile Run are already established traditions.

Overview of annual sporting events and competitions:

  • Charlie’s Run (Fundraiser)
  • Easter Tournament
  • Dickens’ Mile Run
  • Federal Youth Games (year 4-6)
  • Mini Federal Youth Games (year 1-3)