Over 600 pupils compete in the Cornwall Spring Games!

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On Friday 21st April 2017 over 600 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 third 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.
Sixteen 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
- St Columb Minor
Silver - Goonhavern
Bronze - Archbishop Benson School.

Year 5 & 6
Gold - St Columb Minor
Silver - Wadebridge Academy
Bronze - Mount Hawke School.

Biathlon - saw record entries of 200 children from 33 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
- Mount Hawke School
Silver - St Minver School
Bronze - Mount Hawke School. 

Year 5 Girls
Gold
- Devoran School
Silver - St Francis C of E School
Bronze - St Uny School 

Year 6 Boys
Gold
- Delabole School
Silver - St Uny School
Bronze - Truro Prep

Year 6 Girls
Gold
- Connor Downs School
Silver - Bosvigo School
Bronze - Stithians CP School.

Grass Track Cycling - held on the fields of Truro School,
this exciting team pursuit saw 8 teams of 4 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:
Gold - St Breock School
Silver - Wadebridge Academy
Bronze - Roche School

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Competitors were inspired by GB Paralympic Athlete
David Hill, who during his 12 year career won numerous
medals at IPC World and European Swimming
Championships.

After the games David said: "A big thank you goes out
to all who created such a well organised and fun event
because my journey as an athlete started on a similar
platform. To get young people excited by exercise,
experiencing competition and just working hard is
great and will set them up with skills for the future and
potentially inspire them to go on to greater achievements
".


The event organised by School Games Organisers, Cornwall Sports Partnership, British Cycling, Sports Hall Athletics and 30 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 30th June 2017 in Bude & Launceston.

Rachel Knott, School Games Organiser at Cornwall Sports Partnership said: "Seeing 600 primary school children competing against their peers, having fun, trying their best, representing their schools with pride and performing admirably performances at the Spring Games, was truly inspiring".

Earlier this year 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, will sponsor the Cornwall School Games for the next three years to enable more young people to be inspired by PE and school sport.

Pictures from the Cornwall School Spring Games are available on the Cornwall School Games Facebook page:  facebook.com/cornwallschoolgames