Surfing Kicks off the 2015-16 Cornwall School Games
On Friday 18th September, 100 pupils, from 6 Cornish schools will make their way to beaches at Gwithian, Hayle to compete in the first qualifier for the 2016 Cornwall School Games. Partnership working with Gwithian Surf Academy, Cornwall Council, the Duchy of Cornwall, the RNLI and local schools make this yearly qualifying event happen. This marks the start of the annual qualifying process that will see more than 150 schools and over 10,000 primary and secondary pupils attempt to qualify in 42 different sports for the prestigious finals event to be held in the Penzance on Friday 1st July 2016.
Rachel Knott, Children, Young People & Education says "The Cornwall School Games is the biggest event in school sport and one of the most successful School Games in the whole country. We are delighted that this year Penwith will be the host area and that Mounts Bay Academy and Humphry Davy are going to be working together to host and lead the games. Every school in the area will be involved and we hope to have more than 3000 competitors on the day. This is a huge event - we are very excited about it."
The Cornwall Sports Partnership works in collaboration with Local School Games Organisers, Cornwall Schools and Head Teachers and the different National Governing Bodies of Sport through a Local Organising Committee to deliver the Games.
Set across four levels nationally, the School Games framework is fully inclusive and has been designed to increase the amount of competitive sport taking place across the school year. From class versus class and school versus school, through to countywide sports festivals and culminating in a national finals event, next year taking place in Manchester in September 2016 - the School Games is a real celebration of sport.
For further information about the sports and how schools can become involved, go to the Cornwall School Games page.