On Tuesday, our 12 qualifiers from last week’s Penair cross-country event took part in the Mid-Cornwall finals, held at Pool Academy.
Representing the Penair cluster, Bosvigo runners got off to the best start with Hannah winning the Year 4 girls race ahead of 50-60 other runners. With the top 15 finishers qualifying for the Cornwall finals at Newquay next month, we were delighted to see another four runners book their places in the final competition – well done to Cara, Mali, Jasper and Elsie.
With around 60 children in each race and hundreds of adults cheering the runners on, this was a tough but brilliant experience for all 12 of our qualifiers. Well done to all and thank you our Bosvigo parents for their great support.
On Wednesday, some students from Bosvigo School went to the Aviation Centre in Newquay for the Fly to the Line glider-making competition. There were three teams from Bosvigo at the event, representing Classes 9, 10 and 11.
The challenge day involved designing, making and testing a glider made from foam board. At the end of the day, there was a competition to see which gliders could fly the furthest. The room was tense, with each team allowed three flights. The three Bosvigo teams did really well, with the Blue Breeze team coming third overall and qualifying for the national finals in Illchester at the end of March!
It was an extremely fun day and we will remember it forever.
By Sophie, Lily, Seffie and Manu (the Blue Breeze team)
On Friday we took 40 children from Years 4, 5 and 6 to Penair for a local schools’ cross-country competition. All the children involved put in their best efforts and 12 children qualified for the mid-Cornwall finals – our biggest representation at that level yet. Well done to all our runners for completing a tough course and congratulations in particular to our medal-winning runners Hannah (2nd in Year 4 girls), Jasper (2nd in Year 4 boys) and Elsie (3rd in Year 6 girls).
Bosvigo School, along with people with Cornish links all over the world, will be celebrating Saint Piran’s Day on Tuesday 5th March. On this day, everyone is invited to wear Cornish colours to school (white, black and yellow) instead of school uniform. Bring your flags and bunting if you like. Kernow bys vyken!
Last week, our local artist and parent Victoria visited Class 6 to share her artwork. We discovered new ways of painting and printing, and most of all we loved creating our own abstract pieces!
On Tuesday, Bosvigo took a team of 24 athletes from Years 3 and 4 to the area finals of SportsHall athletics. Our team competed with huge enthusiasm and finished a creditable 5th overall. Well done to all involved.
Thanks to some great fundraising by FOBSA this term, we have purchased a class set of Everblocks, which are large outdoor construction blocks that can be used to build whatever young minds can imagine.
The play set includes 70 Full Blocks, 68 Line Blocks, 60 Half Blocks, 58 Quarter Blocks, 60 Single Lug Blocks, 20 Full Finishing Caps, & 16 Quarter Finishing Caps and should arrive soon after the start of the new term.
Thank you to everyone who kindly donated items for the toy sale held in the Children’s Centre last week. With a further sale at this week’s Christmas Fair, we raised £90 for the St Petroc’s Society.
It has been a busy few days for the Bosvigo Choir, with two Christmas performances. Here are the children’s recounts of their visits to the St Petroc’s service at Truro Methodist Church and Amberley House:
St Petroc’s Service
On December 7th Bosvigo choir sand ‘Do you hear what I hear’ and ‘Candle in the Window’ at St Petrocs Christmas Carol Service at Truro Methodist Church. There were lots of people at the service and another school choir who also sang two songs. The carol service was to celebrate Christmas and think about people who are homeless and how to help them. As well as our own songs, we also sang lots of carols. It was a great evening and many thanks to our lovely singing teacher Ms Oram.
By Isabella Wilson, Class 6
On the 7th December 2018, Bosvigo school choir went and did a carol service at St Petrocs Church. We sung some songs called; Candle in the Window and a song called Do you hear what I hear. On the 13th December Bosvigo’s choir will also be performing at Amberly House. Choir is a relatively small group of children, but from the sound we make is like angels singing. We could do with some more children for choir. That is why we need you to join so we can make even more noise! It’s very fun and I’m sure everyone will love it!
By Arthur Coutts
On Thursday 13th December, KS2 Choir went to Amberly House to give a performance to its residents. Upon arrival, we set up our piano and music sheets were handed out. Then we sang 8 carols and had our audience clapping – and even singing along with us. We had lots of lovely comments and we were each given a jam doughnut! It was very exciting (especially for some of our youngest members who had never performed before!) Many a tear was shed as we sang the only song which was not a Christmas carol: A Million Dreams from The Greatest Showman movie. Well done choir and thank you to Ms Oram.
By Laila Craze and Iris Horrill
The whole school gathered together on Wednesday for a special Christmas assembly led by Matt from Truro Baptist Church.
We played Pass the Parcel, during which Matt reminded us of the Christian message behind the characters and events in the Christmas story.