Yehudi Menuhin was a devotee of Yoga as a disciplined way of both exercising and relaxing whatever your age and we continue to follow his lead by offering Yoga classes each Thursday evening which are open to all members of the school community.
We make sure all our pupils know how to swim and pupils have swimming lessons in our indoor swimming pool in the grounds. Complete beginners are taught how to swim and swimming provides great all round exercise to keep musicians fit and healthy. It is a sport that lasts a lifetime, so we are particularly keen to encourage the ability and habit of swimming well to all our pupils.
Tennis is one of the options for Wednesday afternoons during the Summer term and the first half of the Autumn term. We have a hard surface outdoor tennis court which is used for games of tennis during summer evenings by those who have learned to play.
Football is played on the football field on Wednesday afternoons and during summer evenings. We receive regular coaching from Chelsea Football Club, whose training ground is nearby. An occasional friendly fixture with past pupils or versus another music school is arranged and friendly competition is celebrated.
Running is one of the options for sport. We use the paths round Slyfield for the cross country runs of varying lengths. This gets us out of school, running past fields of horses and cows, the occasional deer and maybe a heron down by the river. Running is a great way to keep fit and some pupils regularly go for a run themselves round the school fields.
Dance is one of the options for Wednesday afternoon sport during the winter months between Autumn half term and Easter. Modern dance is taught by a visiting dance teacher using the Square Room which has a sprung wooden floor. Dance displays are sometimes given at the Christmas Party.
Badminton is one of the options for sport and is played indoors at the well-equipped Leisure Centre in Leatherhead.