At Lathallan School we appreciate how important health and fitness is to a child’s overall well-being. Not only do games and sports promote fitness, it also helps a child develop coordination and new skills, as well as enjoying working in a team and developing their confidence.
Pupils of all ages get to experience a wide range of sports and games, so everyone gets the opportunity to find something they enjoy, and perhaps discover a hidden talent! Our pupils show excellent skills on the field, as shown over the last three years when Lathallan junior pupils have represented the school at the Scottish Prep Schools Rugby.
Most days the pupils play some form of sport. From Monday to Thursday the girls take part, according to the season, in netball, hockey, tennis and rounders. The boys play rugby, hockey and cricket. On Friday there are swimming lessons from Junior 1(P1) through to Secondary 1. A swimming gala is held at the end of the academic year at the swimming pool in Stonehaven. Montrose pool is also used on a regular basis.
From Junior 5 (P5) upwards the pupils participate in matches against other schools; these are normally played on a Wednesday and the occasional Saturday. Parents are very welcome to come and support the children whether here at Lathallan or if the match is being held away sometimes as far afield as Edinburgh, Perth or at Gordonstoun in the north. Traditional afternoon tea is held for parents in the Drawing Room after the match with visitors while the pupils have 'match tea' in the dining room. There is an opportunity for our pupils to take part in WOSPS (West of Scotland Prep Schools) hockey and for the boys to take part in WOSPS rugby.
In addition to the sports mentioned above, cross-country running and athletics are popular and pupils take part in a number of competitions.