Cornwall School Games

On Friday 26th June, Penrice and Poltair hosted the 2015 Sainsbury’s Cornwall School Games.

The events began with the Cultural Evening on Thursday at Poltair, which celebrated art, dance, drama and music, reflecting student views of sport and Cornish culture. It was opened by our students in Cornish and the audience was treated to original song, dance and art throughout the evening, including a performance of The Mermaid of Zennor by Penrice Drama students.

On Friday morning, following her performance at the Cultural Evening the night before, Carmen Small from Year 7 wowed thousands in the grounds at Poltair with a song she wrote for the Games, and Elizabeth Wood from Year 8 officially opened the competitions alongside a student from Poltair.

The afternoon saw sport happening all over St Austell, with young people taking part in Basketball, Cricket, Tennis, Rugby and Hockey at Penrice Academy. The day ended with presentations in the sun, with Penrice scooping Silver in Rugby and a Bronze in Hockey.

Mr Parker said at the presentations: “It has been a brilliant day for sport in Cornwall – a day all about giving thousands of young people the chance to have fun and enjoy sport. There are loads of people to thank – people who built, who umpired, organised… but without you, the competitors, wanting to play sport, to compete, to be here… it wouldn’t happen. Congratulations and thank you to each and every one of you for being here today.”

A huge thank you to our staff and students who came together and worked incredibly hard to make it the success it was.

Read more: Games Maker Day

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