Church Lane Sports Scholarship



Church Lane Primary school is delighted to announce the start of the Church Lane Primary School and Nursery Sports scholarship. Church Lane will fully fund a place for a child to do a club outside of school as part of their personal development. So far school are funding 42 children to do Gymnastics, Cheerleading and Swimming within Sleaford. The aim is that by September 2025 ALL children in school are partaking in a club outside of school that is all fully funded by us! 

According to the Novak Djokovic Foundation there are many key benefits to children playing sport, these include:

Developing Self-Esteem

Several studies have suggested that taking part in a sport can help in the development of your child’s self-esteem and confidence. Gestures such as a high-five from a teammate, a pat on the back, or a handshake, when a match is over, helps build confidence. Also, words of praise or of encouragement from the coach or players help build self-esteem. This also helps them learn to trust their own abilities and push themselves in their pursuits. However, one thing that should be remembered is that their self-esteem should not be distinguished based on winning or losing but more whether they enjoy taking part in the sport. 

Social Skills 

Playing a sport helps children develop social skills which would benefit children even when they grow older. Playing sports teaches them about teamwork and cooperating with others. They learn to interact with people from different ages. Also, joining a sports team helps give children a sense of belonging and gives them an opportunity to make friends. With more friendship circles it would help improve their communication skills, which will help them in their future careers and relationships.

Maintain discipline

Any sport requires the athletes to maintain discipline. This discipline could be mental, physical, or tactical. To become better in any sport you require discipline. Without self-restraint it would be hard to succeed in any sport. Discipline helps the player achieve their goals and also reach their fullest potential.

In sports your child would need to follow a set of rules, take orders and accept decisions made by the coach. Good discipline is appreciated in sports, as there are penalties for bad discipline. By listening to the coach and peers, your child would learn an important life skill which would help him throughout their career and life.

Therefore we feel this offer will have a huge benefit and impact on the lives of the children taking part. We hope the children enjoy this additional opportunity and we hope that Church Lane can begin to produce some athletes of the future.