Over 500 pupils compete in the 2018 Cornwall School Spring Games

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On Friday 20th April 568 pupils from primary schools across Cornwall arrived at Truro School to compete in the Cornwall School Spring Games, sponsored by the University of Exeter.

Now in its fourth year, the Cornwall School Spring Games sees pupils compete in Sports Hall Athletics, Biathlon and Grass Track Cycling with medals and Championship Race points up for grabs!

Sports Hall Athletics - held in the sports hall at Sir Ben Ainslie Sports Centre with events such as obstacle relay, over / under relay, speed bounce
and vertical jump. 16 teams from 16 different schools competed in 2 categories; Year 3 & 4 and Year 5 & 6, who have all qualified from their area competitions throughout the year.

The results:Year 3/4 - Gold Archbishop Benson School, Silver Charlestown School & Bronze Threemilestone
Year 5/6 - Gold Wadebridge Academy, Silver St Columb Minor & Joint Bronze Bishop Bronescombe & Mount Hawke Academy

Biathlon - saw entries of 200 children from 39 different schools swim 200 metres and run 1500 metres in 4 categories: Year 5 Boys, Year 5 Girls, Year 6 Boys and Year 6 Girls in the open entry competition.

The results:Year 5 Boys - Gold St Uny School, Silver St Breock School & Bronze King Charles School
Year 5 Girls - Gold Archbishop Benson School, Silver Newquay Junior School & Bronze Nansloe School
Year 6 Boys - Gold Mount Hawke Academy, Silver Mount Hawke Academy & Bronze Devoran School
Year 6 Girls - Gold Newquay Junior School, Silver St Uny School & Bronze Lanlivery School

Grass Track Cycling - held on the fields of Truro School, this exciting team pursuit saw 8 teams of 8 cycle 6 laps of the track as they try to catch
each other.  Categories entered: Year 5 Boys & Girls, Year 6 Boys and Girls.

The results:Year 5 & 6 - Gold St Breock School, Silver Mount Hawke Academy & Bronze Roche School

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Rachel Knott, Cornwall School Games Lead at Cornwall Sports Partnership said: "It was a pleasure to see so many Cornish pupils thriving in their events and demonstrating the School Games values of Determination, Passion, Team work, Honesty, Self-belief and Respect throughout the day."

The event organised by School Games Organisers, Cornwall Sports Partnership, British Cycling, Sports Hall Athletics and 40 Young Leaders is part of a series of qualifiers and finals in over thirty different sports that take place throughout the year. More than 20,000 young people from across Cornwall will take part and the series reaches its peak at the main summer games that will be held on Friday 29th June 2018 at Penryn College and the University of Exeter, Penryn Campus.

In 2017 we announced a new partnership with the University of Exeter to inspire more young people to be engaged in Physical Activity through the School Games.

The University of Exeter, which has two campuses in Cornwall - Penryn and Truro, are sponsoring the Cornwall School Games for three years to enable more young people to be inspired by PE and school sport.

Ruth Grimmer from the University of Exeter added: "We are delighted to be involved with the School Games, a very inclusive event, which we sponsor as part of our commitment to the young people of Cornwall. Our research links physical activity to academic attainment, so getting more schoolchildren engaged in PE and school sport is really important."

Visit the Cornwall School Games section of our website for more info.