Every child at Lilfordia is included in the sporting programme. Each afternoon an activity timetable is produced to ensure that all children are meaningfully occupied for the entire afternoon. Even on Match Day, children not involved will be utilised – giving oranges at half time, as linesmen, ball fetchers, cricket scorers etc… This gives the child a sense of purpose and responsibility for which they are recognised and rewarded at the end of each term. Having fewer pupils than most schools, every child will represent the school at some sporting discipline, at some stage in their career. In some instances, where numbers dictate, we have had girls playing in boys’ hockey teams and vice versa to make up numbers so that that team can still compete. We want each pupil to feel important and proud to represent their school on every level. And despite our numbers, we still manage to compete and achieve against the best, thanks to our outstanding coaching staff. Sport teaches many a life lesson that cannot be learnt in the classroom. We encourage good sportsmanship, healthy competitiveness and to be gracious in both victory and defeat.