Physical Education

PE at Ysgol Gyfun Emlyn offer pupils the opportunity to:

ds3827Become skilful and intelligent performers.
Acquire and develop skills, performing with increasing physical competence and confidence, in a range of physical activities and context.
Learn how to select and apply skills, tactics and compositional ideas to suit activities that need different approaches and ways of thinking.
Develop their ideas in a creative way.
Set targets for themselves and compete against others individually and as team members.
Understand what it takes to persevere, succeed and acknowledge others’ success.
Respond to a variety of challenges in a range of physical contexts and environments.
Take the initiative, lead activity and focus on improving aspects of their own performance.
Discover their own aptitudes and preferences for different activities.
Make informed decisions about the importance of exercises in their lives.
Develop positive attitudes to participation in physical activity.



The school has a Leisure Centre on site. The PE Department is fortunate enough to have the use of the centre from 9am to 3.30pm every school day. The centre is equipped with a weights/fitness suite; a sports hall with 5 badminton courts, a netball court, tennis court, basketball court including several rings; a small meeting room and two squash courts. The pupils have the opportunity to share the use of facilities such as a trampoline, gymnastics equipment, table tennis tables, indoor athletics equipment etc.

The centre is also used as a venue for tournaments and competitions from ds3967inter-school to national level. Thus the centre provides a focus socially and physically for the school and community.

Other facilities which the school enjoys include a swimming pool, a well equipped gymnasium, 3 outdoor netball courts, 5 tennis courts, 1 full size grass hockey pitch, 2 rugby pitches, I football pitch, an artificial cricket wicket and plenty of scope for cross country and orienteering. In the summer the hockey field is transformed into a 300m running track with all other athletics facilities also being available (long jump pit, shot putt circle, javelin and discus throwing areas).

The pupils of Ysgol Gyfun Emlyn are indeed very fortunate to be so well supplied in terms of the facilities and surroundings available to them in order that they can maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle.

Girls PE Timetable 2013/14

Girls PE Timetable 2013/14

Boys PE Timetable 2013/14

Boys PE Timetable 2013/14

Extra Curricular

Extra Curricular

The department has developed a wide range of extra curricular activities.  The aim is for every child in the school to have taken part in some extra curricular activity by the time their school career is completed.


The introduction of the 5×60 initiative at the school in 2008 has helped to enhance what the department already offers and gives the pupils an opportunity to try some alternative activities; such as: fencing, rock climbing, aerobics, mountain biking, table tennis, dodge ball, lacrosse, trampolining, etc.

The department concentrates mainly on the major team games and other activities which reflect the curriculum.  All activities normally take the form of inter-school matches at which a minimum of 3 age groups are involved.  The teams are normally selected on an age group basis and represent the school as such, e.g. Year 9 girls hockey, Year 8 boys rugby.  Occasionally there are U13/U15/U17 age groups represented in activities such as tennis and gymnastics.  There may also be combined year group teams in Years 11, 12 and 13 (Seniors).

Many inter-school, county and national competitions are entered, and pupils are actively encouraged to try for school, county and national representation. The school is justifiably proud of the pupils who have achieved team and individual honours.

We also offer a comprehensive 5×60 programme, you can find the latest timetable of activites here.

Links with the community, local teams & sports clubs

Links with the community, local teams & sports clubs

ds3867Schools have a main responsibility for introducing sports to many pupils.  There can be no substitute for learning to play sport in school as part of a broad education.  Sports clubs and teams can add to what is already available in school and give young people a chance to play sport out of school and once they have left.

There are strong links with local clubs offering pupils a reasonable variety of sports such as the town’s Rugby, Tennis, Swimming, Hockey and Football clubs, plus Karate and Trampolining.  Many of the small villages in the school’s catchment area have their own football/gym/tennis facilities which offer coaching and /or competitions.

Students use the dry-ski facilities at the Urdd Camp in LLangranog to practise their skiing.  A number of pupils attend the Harriers Athletic Club and use the all weather athletics track and other facilities in Carmarthen.

The school has developed strong links with the Scarlets as part of their community programme.  This enables the department to run sessions with their development officers and attend matches with groups of pupils.

The department runs The Community Sports Leaders Award with Year 12 students, as part of their course students have to use the skills they develop out in the community either with a local sports club or Primary school.