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Extra Curricular Sport

Children at Manland are fortunate to be offered a wide selection of sports clubs during lunch time and after school. Our PE teaching assistant runs sports clubs for four days a week, which are aimed across all year groups to target a range of sporting skills. Teachers also run sports clubs throughout the year to encourage children to build upon team work and tactics within different games. Students from Sir John Lawes offer their support during some extra-curricular sports at Manland and help us to run sporting events throughout the year, such as sports day. We are also invited to sports festivals at SJL which are run by GCSE students.

Harpenden District Sports Association

Manland pupils attend a number of events organised by the Harpenden District Sports Association. Throughout the year Key Stage 2 children are offered the opportunity to attend clubs at Manland in order to prepare for the HDSA tournaments in cross country, tag rugby, chess, netball, football, rounders, kwik cricket and athletics. Points are awarded for participation and success at these events. There is a trophy (the Bonner Cup) that is awarded annually to the highest achieving small school in the district.  The Manland staff and children are very proud to have been awarded this trophy for the last four years! As well as the above tournaments, children in years 5 and 6 are invited to try out for the Manland football or netball team. These teams take part in a competitive league during the spring term, playing against other schools from the Harpenden district. The children are always very proud to represent Manland and the staff give of their time to ensure that the children have the opportunity to train and compete in these matches.