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As from year one, pupils are introduced to their first organised physical activities. In the first years, a focus on locomotor skills and self/space-awareness is applied. By means of gymnastics and structured games, boys are helped to discover how to move, balance, jump, hop and other basic movement patterns.
In year four the boys are introduced to swimming lessons. Boys are now to experience different movements in a different medium - water. This is also the age where pupils are introduced to team games. By means of organised play the boys experience the competitive element, through which the values of fair play are emphasised and reinforced.
In years Four and Five the students improve their skills through specific sports disciplines, a process which is continued throughout the Middle School. In the latter, the boys encounter a wide range of sports through which they improve their more advanced motor skills. Hockey, Baseball, Volleyball, Basketball, Football, Handball, Touch Rugby and Athletics all contribute towards the improvement and implementation of our programme. At this stage we introduce sport specific training sessions. In fact it is in the Middle School that pupils are given the opportunity to improve further the sport they like most by joining one of the college teams. Interschool competitions take place on a regular basis, whereby boys are given the opportunity to compete against other private/independent and/or church schools. This, together with the interhouse competitions, positively channels pupils' innate ability and need to compete.
In the Senior School boys specialise in Physical Education leading to an 'O' level certificate. In Malta, St Edward's College was the first to introduce this subject nine years ago. Moreover, the students who do not opt for PE as a special subject will continue to develop their skills through our PE lessons and coaching sessions. At this stage boys are introduced to various decision-making situations. Such exercises help them to hone and develop their motor skills and stimulate their cognitive abilities. PE and sports at this stage complement the stress which boys are faced with in this delicate stage of their life at school.
All the above together with fitness tests, anthropometrics, Ddays, extracurricular activities and Cross Country races, offer our boys a complete programme which enables them to develop to their full potential.
St Edward's College is equipped with a fitness and gymnastics centre, a cross country course, two 7-a-side football pitches, a 5-a-side concrete pitch with facilities for volleyball, a multi purpose sports arena inclusive of 2 mini basketball courts, a full size basketball court, an outdoor handball pitch and 2 tennis courts. The school also offers use of a long and triple jump pit, high jump equipment and two games rooms. Use of a full sized swimming-pool at Razzett tal-Hbiberija is made whenever the need arises. An 11-a-side full sized football pitch at St Patrick's and the fully equipped Cottonera sports complex are available daily, and both are within walking distance.