Sport At Crescent To Be Taken To New Level

From next academic year Sport at the Crescent School will be taken to a new level with the introduction of dedicated Games afternoons for Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 pupils and the appointment of a Head of Girls’ Games.

From September Years 5/6 and 3/4 will have Games afternoons on Wednesday and Thursday respectively. The children will start Games at 2.00pm and the lesson will run through to 3.45pm. These timings will result in greater participation in sport and will coincide with Games afternoons in other independent schools facilitating more competitive fixtures.

To facilitate the restructuring of Games Rachel McCollin has been appointed as Head of Girls’ Games. Rachel, whose husband Neil is Director of Sport at Foundation senior school, Princethorpe College, will be joining the Crescent in September and is looking forward to developing Girls Games, increasing the opportunities and fixtures available and to taking the teams to new heights.

Rachel has most recently been working at the Harris School, where as Head of Department for PE and Sport she built an extensive programme of games and extra-curricular activities that included sports trips and tours. She has had a lot of experience of working with primary schools as both a Primary PE Link Teacher and then later through the East Warwickshire School Sports Partnership. As a former regional athlete she is incredibly passionate about physical education and sport and strongly believes that participation in physical activity is essential to developing a well-rounded individual.

Rachel will be working with Matt Phillips, Head of Sport at the Crescent, who leads on Boys’ Games and will take the PE teaching staff to a minimum of four.

 Huw Marshall, Headmaster, says, “These changes to the way we organise Games will provide lots of opportunities for Crescent children to participate in and enjoy sport. Rachel will complement our existing PE team, her enthusiasm for sport is infectious and I know her passion and skills will enthuse our children here.”