Creating a Healthy Lifestyle

Sports & Outdoor Education

Boy playing hockey

Girl playing tennis

Children on the beach

Extramural activities take place daily, Monday – Thursday afternoons. It is compulsory for pupils to participate in all the extramural activities scheduled for their age group. During the first term, inter-school mid-week and week-end cricket fixtures are played and during the second term inter-school netball, hockey and rugby fixtures are played on Saturdays. Boys and girls will participate in matches on Friday afternoons during the winter season. Parents will be alerted about these fixtures and children are expected to take part. Pupils are to bring their sports clothes to school every day. 




Horse Riding, Judo and Play Golf are also offered but are not part of the official sports programme. 


At Woodridge, we adopt the experiential learning approach. Children are involved in various ways in conservation. All the pupils from Grade 1 – 7 are taught outdoor adventure skills, including climbing, archery, camp cooking, orienteering, camp craft, cycling proficiency and bike maintenance through our outdoor education programmes. We offer skills and stamina development in activities such as canoeing, mountain biking, archery and trail running. These are often included in the camping expeditions that senior grades undertake and the extramural programme. The camping programme comprises a gradual progression from Grade 1 - 7. All pupils participate in 2 annual camps.

Woodridge Equestrian Centre

The Woodridge Equestrian Centre (WEC) offers a wide variety of schooled horses and ponies, which are used for the riders lessons, in most English disciplines as well as Western Mounted Games and Mounted Archery. A total of 8 different disciplines are taught. The WEC also boasts two full-size sand dressage/ show jumping arenas, lunge arena, eventing courses (60cm-1m), as well as a Western Mounted Games and Mounted Archery Track for all riders to make use of. Woodridge offers a limited amount of stabling, with additional grass and shaded paddocks for the student’s livery horses and ponies. 

The Woodridge Equestrian Centre offers the following lessons:

The centre is open from 08:00 until 16:30 during the week.