Falmouth Sports Festival 2018
Falmouth School Sports Festival once again provided a fun filled and action packed day for students this week as Falmouth was bathed in sunshine. As the Sports Development continues to take shape, over 600 students took part in up to 20 different activities available on the day. Everyone can look forward to our new facilities being in use at next year’s event!
There was an excellent atmosphere between students all day, but competition was fierce. The winners of the coveted Sports Day title are as ever, announced at the end of year assembly. Students in the four houses (Trelawney, Smithwick, Boscowen and Melvill) showed their colours, with some fantastic displays of commitment and talent.
There were plenty of sports day classics on offer for students, including the egg and spoon race, sack race, three legged race and even dressing the teachers in donated equipment from Falmouth Fire Station. There was something for everyone, with a wide variety of activities including; cycling, volleyball, netball, rugby, cricket, problem solving, fitness testing, tennis, rounders, softball, archery, cheerleading, dodgeball, table tennis and basketball.
There was a new edition this year with the Water Aid challenge. Student’s walked 1.5 miles around the perimeter of Falmouth Cricket Club, stopping at half way to collect 5 litre canisters of water to walk the same distance back, which replicated the struggles of children in Africa. A big thank you to Falmouth Cricket Club for sharing their facilities with us to complete the challenge, in addition thanks to Sainsbury’s who provided us with water to keep students hydrated in hot conditions.
Head of PE Mrs Benney was delighted with how the day went. “Our Sports Festival was hugely successful. I’m so proud of the students who were enthusiastic and motivated throughout the day applying maximum effort,” she said. “It’s a very important part of school year that everyone enjoys and looks forward to, because there really is something for everyone on offer. It was fantastic to see everyone taking part,” She added.
Posted on: 29/06/18