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EYFS outdoor area refurbishment

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.

Polwhele House Cross-Country Challenge

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.

Cornwall Individual Table Tennis Champions

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.


Life Skills for Year 5

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.

South of England Girls’ Table Tennis Finals

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!

Cross-Country Trials at Penair School

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.

South West Regional Table Tennis Finals

On Sunday, eight girls and boys from Year 6 travelled to Eggbuckland School in Devon to take part in the regional finals of the Under-11 English Table Tennis Championships.

Taking on the champions of Devon, Dorset and Somerset, our boys and girls faced some seriously strong competition, but each and every one played terrifically. The boys came through some very tough games to finish third overall, whilst the girls managed to go one better, finishing in second place and earning a place in the South of England finals next month.

All eight players represented Bosvigo brilliantly and can be proud of their performances on the day. Well done!

Football vs Kea and Truro Prep

This week our footballers have been busy catching up on fixtures and have played league matches and friendliest against Kea School and Truro Prep.

Our league team are now unbeaten in four matches, winning 6-1 against Kea and drawing 1-1 with Truro Prep. Meanwhile, our friendly team lost 4-2 at Kea before returning to form with a 4-1 victory over Truro Prep.

With only St Agnes left to play, it has been an enjoyable term of football for the 25+ players involved and we have seen huge improvements in both teams’ play. Well done all!

Romans invaded LKS2!

On the last day of November the Romans invaded Bosvigo with a LKS2 Roman Day.

The day started as the children arrived in the playground in a variety of Roman costumes. There were Celts, Julius Caesar, Roman Gods and Goddess, slaves, Gladiators…even Boudicca made an appearance!

We researched and chose ancient Roman names for the day, Aurelia in class 8 chose her own name as it is already a Roman name meaning Gold. We tried to call each other by our Roman names, but some were easier to remember than others.

The day continued with making real glass tile Mosaics! There was a variety of designs, some were Roman themed and some were modern.

After lunch we had a Roman Feast, all the children had to lay on the floor to eat, as that is how the Romans ate. We tried olives, mozzarella, flatbreads, dates and many more authentic Roman Foods.

The day ended in the coliseum (playground) watching several gladiator fights!

Football vs Threemilestone

On Monday our league football team continued their improving form at Threemilestone, winning an entertaining match 6-4. Having gone 5-0 up in the first half, the team were given something of a scare by TMS, who battled back well in the second half, but Bosvigo did enough to earn an impressive win.

Over the hedge from the league match, our Year 4/5 team continued to impress, winning 4-1.

Well done to both teams for their great commitment and enthusiasm in cold, windy conditions.