Expanding horizons in sport
The Lifetime Sports programme aims to provide a wide spectrum of sporting options that go beyond traditional sports offered at Kingswood. Driven by our Educating For Life philosophy, the Lifetime Sports programme provides our pupils with the chance to try something new, indulge a passion, or hone their skills in non-traditional sports.
Many adults struggle to maintain healthy and active lifestyles once their school years are behind them, and through this programme, we hope to foster the development of healthy habits and a love of the outdoors and being active that can be taken beyond their schooling years.
Grahamstown is blessed with amazing surroundings, which the Kingswood Mountain bikers get to explore on a regular basis. This is one of the fastest growing sports in the country and gives all the opportunity to achieve their own goals, be it racing cross country at a provincial level or taking part in mass participation events such as the EP Herald Cycle Tour.
From hitting the tarmac of town to exploring Grahamstown’s amazing surroundings, there are options for all Kingswood runners. The running club also routinely participate in local races and events – the weekly Grahamstown Parkrun being one.
Kingswoodians with an interest in, or who excel in horse riding can do so through the very active Grahamstown Equestrian Centre and its Grahamstown Horse Riding Club.
Kingswood has access to sailing through the Redhouse Yacht club near Port Elizabeth. Students that are interested in sailing competitively can take part in the coaching sessions offered by the club. The school also has facilities at Settlers dam in the nearby Thomas Baines Nature reserve where we have sailing boats, windsurfers and canoes for those that would like to try out different water sports.
The Eastern Cape is home to some of the best sport climbing in South Africa. Kingswood climbers climb weekly at local sport crags. This gives students the opportunity to get into the outdoors which are right on our doorstep. We also go further afield on weekend trips to places like Fort Fordyce and Pinnacle gorge. Most climbing trips include camping and hiking.
Kingswood is proud to have some successful karateka amongst our pupils. Karate is run through the Eastern Cape Shotokan-Ryu, Grahamstown dojo, which serves as the Honbu Dojo for both Eastern Cape Shotokan-Ryu and United Shotokan-Ryu. Learn more about it on their website.