Healthy Schools – Irfon Valley is an accredited School within the Healthy Schools programme. To gain accreditation the school must demonstrate that it actively promotes the physical, mental and social health and well being of its community through positive action through its curriculum, ethos, physical environment and community relations.
Physical Education/Sport – Our aim in PE is to give every child, regardless of physical ability, the opportunity to discover, practise and improve their skills in a wide variety of situations individually and as part of a team. Use is made of the School Hall and the extensive school grounds for a range of activities.
All children are expected to change for PE and to wear appropriate clothing. White T- shirt, black or navy shorts and plimsolls or trainers for outdoor games. During Winter months sweatshirts and joggers may also be worn.
We have a number of thriving teams that compete against other local schools in a range of sports including swimming, rugby, football, netball, cricket, athletics and hockey. Key Stage 2 pupils swim at Builth Leisure Centre during the year.
At Irfon Valley School, Sex Education may be dealt with directly (year 5 and year 6), out of topics naturally arising from the curriculum, or on an informal basis arising out of children’s questions on the subject.
At all times cognisance is made of the guidelines that this should be dealt with sensitively and carefully, bearing in mind the atmosphere of family life, good loving relationships and respect for others and the moral framework of society. Sex and relationships education is but a part of the Personal and Social Education programme at Irfon Valley, based on a progressive scale as the child goes through school.
Lessons are arranged for Year 5 and 6 pupils in a manner appropriate to the children’s age, as part of a wider teaching programme which emphasises the importance of family life and personal development ensuring that the children have a sound basis of fact in preparation for adult life in society.