On Friday, 6 children from Years 5 and 6 represented Bosvigo at the annual Cornwall Spring Games biathlon. The event requires a 200m swim in the pool followed by an 1800m cross-country run.
Luca, Callum, Georgia, Nora, Millie and Ava had a great time and enjoyed the challenge of combining events. Well done!
On Wednesday we took two teams to Richard Lander School to play a league match and a friendly match against St Agnes School.
All teams found the super-fast Astro pitch tough to play on, but got to grips with the surface in time and played some good football. Our Year 6 team took an early lead in the league fixture with a super goal by Callum, but St Agnes played superbly in the second half to win 5-1. In the friendly fixture, our Year 5s has the best of the play and took the lead with a great solo goal by Remaeus, but St Agnes grabbed a late equaliser and the match was drawn.
Well done to all involved in what were probably our last football matches of the year.
On 17th March, 24 Bosvigo pupils competed in the 2018 Coose Trannack Cross Country event near Helston. Some of the worst weather conditions in recent memory couldn’t dampen the spirits of our determined athletes and the effort and commitment shown by runners, parents and the gentlemen in the bottom field helping to push cars through a rapidly developing quagmire was extremely impressive. I can honestly say that everyone gave 100 percent and we were very proud of all our pupils.
In terms of achievement some notable finishes included Jasper Boeuf (Year 3) and Rosa Canavan-King (Foundation) coming second in their races, Arthur Canavan-King coming 8th in the Year 2 race and Mali Jones, Seffie Wilding and Martha Wade finishing 5th, 7th and 10th respectively in the Year 4 race.
This week, Classes 6 and 8 went to the farm and country event at Wadebridge. We set off at 9 o’ clock in the morning, it took three quarters of an hour to get there, but we arrived sooner rather than later! Immediately we spotted adorable animals and smelt the smell of manure, which is how we knew we had arrived.
Our first activity was making eggy bread; once it had cooked, we were allowed to eat it…mmm delicious. Manu from Class 8, got to cook some of the eggy bread. She said, “I want to be a chef when I am older!”
Next we split into our three groups (I am sorry I cannot tell you all the activities there were so many!) My favourite activity was the ice cream, we learnt all about the process of making it and then we got to eat it. Yummy. (Murray Class 8)
Some of the other activities were: apple pressing, butchery, grain milling, pasty making, eggs and chicks, a variety of animals, a milk parlour, lots of farm machinery, potato planting, bee keeping, plastic tide and many more.
We had a jam-packed day of learning about Cornish farming from many different aspects and stages. What a fun trip!
Written by members of Class 8
A huge ‘thank you’ to the parent volunteers who helped clear our Foundation Stage outdoor area on Saturday. Working through the heavy rain, we were able to completely clear the space and get it ready for the next phase of its redevelopment.
Well done to the hardy bunch of Bosvigo runners who took on the challenging cross-country course at Polwhele House this Saturday. The course was slippier, steeper and muddier than anything we have come across this year and all runners showed real grit and determination to complete the course. Top effort!
For those who love a challenge, we will be entering a Bosvigo team into the Coose Trannack cross-country race on Saturday 19th March. Further information will be available from the school office.
On Friday 9th February Bosvigo took a squad of 6 boys and 6 girls to compete in the Cornwall Under 11 Schools Table Tennis Championships. Despite several players battling coughs and colds every single player played to the best of their capability and their attitudes were exemplary throughout what was undeniably a long day. Their determined focused practise throughout the year paid off and across the girls and boys tournaments 7 of the 8 semi finalists and eventually all four finalists came from Bosvigo School.
In the girls under 11 final Emma Sellwood showed flashes of her trademark aggressive and high paced attacking game, however, Nora De Cominges’ steady and relentless pressure and extremely consistent shotmaking eventually paid dividends and she won in straight ends.
In the boys under 11 final Callum Edwards and Rory O’Kane shared the first 2 ends as Callum tried to enforce his attacking top spin game on the consistent counter-attacking style of Rory. In what was an incredibly close final and an exhibition of some really high quality table tennis it was consistency that once again won the day as Rory managed to snatch a 3-1 victory in a game that arguably deserved to see a fifth and deciding end.
A special mention also goes to Murray Oakes who stepped in at the last minute and played brilliantly, reaching the quarter finals as a Year 4.
On Wednesday, Year 5 took an icy walk up to County Hall for the annual Life Skills roadshow.
We were joined by representatives of Devon and Cornwall Fire Service, Great Western Rail and Western Power, who explained dangers and how to stay safe.
This weekend we were delighted to take four Year 6 girls to the South of England Table Tennis Finals in Bristol – Bosvigo’s first experience of reaching this level of competition in any sport.
Nora, Agnes, Emma and Bella took on three of the best school teams in the South of England and played superbly throughout the day to finish third.
All four girls made great strides forward in their gameplay in a short space of time and will be stronger players as a result of this brilliant experience. Well done girls and thank you for representing Bosvigo so well throughout this competition!
Congratulations to all our runners from Years 4, 5 and 6, who competed in a tough cross-country competition at Penair School this afternoon.
33 children from Bosvigo made their way around the energy-sapping, lung-busting course and can be very proud of the achievement of pushing through and finishing.
With the top eight finishers in each race qualifying for the mid-Cornwall finals in a few weeks’ time, we were delighted to end the day with eight runners in qualifying positions. Special congratulations to Martha and Georgia, who earned medals for finishing 2nd and 3rd in their respective races.