Our sailing programme at Percuil Paddle and Sail is progressing very well and this week our second group of Year 5s got to experience the joy of being on the water. The sessions are brilliantly run by Bob and the team and it won’t be long before our new group are able to navigate their way around the creek.
Our sailing programme will run until late October, which will mean that all current Year 5 children will have had the opportunity for over 10 hours of sailing tuition completely free of charge. We are planning to continue the programme in the summer of 2023 with our new cohort of Year 5 children.
On Thursday we experienced our first tournament win of the year when our Year 6 boys team won the Countdown Cricket Open Event at Camborne Cricket Club. The boys won all four matches, increasing their margin of victory with each game played, and have now qualified for the County finals, which are being held at Truro Cricket Club next Wednesday. The boys improved in all areas throughout the day with their fielding impressing in particular.
We also took a Year 6 girls team to the tournament and despite most of the players having very little experience, they showed themselves to be quick learners. The girls came third overall and were commended by the organisers for their outstanding team spirit – from the first ball of the day to the last they constantly encouraged and directed one another and this made a huge difference to their performance.
Both teams performed brilliantly and can be very proud of their efforts.
Just a quick note to say that we arrived in London on time and have just finished our time at the Princess Diana playground. We’re now walking across to the Natural History Museum (a late change to itinerary) for a leisurely visit before heading across to the Lord Amory for tea.
On Friday, we were invited to take part in the Saints Southwest football tournament at Truro School. It was a glorious, sunny day and Truro School had prepared four of the best pitches young footballers could ever wish to play on.
The standard of football at the tournament was very high, but our team played really well in the morning qualifying competition, finishing second in their league of eight. This took them through to a highly-competitive mini-league and after three very closely-fought matches, the squad were delighted to finish fourth overall out of sixteen teams. Well done Bosvigo!
On Friday, we were invited to take part in the Saints Southwest football tournament at Truro School. It was a glorious, sunny day and Truro School provided four of the best pitches you could ever wish to play on.
The standard of football was high, but our team played some great football in the morning to come second in a league of eight. After a further three closely-fought games, we finished the tournament in fourth place out of sixteen teams. The squad were delighted with their performance and rightly so – we’ll done Bosvigo!
On Wednesday, a team of 16 children went to the Cornwall Athletics Championships and enjoyed a very exciting and successful day of track and field.
In total, we won 23 medals (3 gold, 16 silver and 4 bronze), which is a brilliant achievement. Everyone gave their very best and it was fantastic to hear the huge shouts of encouragement the team gave one another as each individual completed their events.
Congratulations to our team of 16 children from Year 5 and 6, who competed in the West Cornwall Touch Rugby Finals at Redruth RFC on Wednesday. The team played very well in the morning rounds, coming second in their group and qualifying for the afternoon cup competition, where we competed in another three tough matches.
The squad had a great time taking part in such a large competition. There were 24 teams on the day and we can be proud of finishing in the top 12. Many of our team will move on to secondary school soon and they are very keen to carry on playing rugby at their new schools!
On Friday, eight children from Year 5 and 6 had the fantastic opportunity to take part in the annual Quad Kids competition at Cornwall Athletics Club.
Competing on a proper track for the first time, our team performed brilliantly, setting some of the best individual times of the day in the 75m and 600m races, as well as the longest howler throw of the day – an incredible 45 metres!
Overall, the team came 3rd our of 20 schools amassing an impressive 1683 points. Well done guys!
On Friday, we took a group of Year 6 children to Penair to take part in a super-fast format of cricket called Countdown Cricket. It was the first time most of the children had played cricket, but they had a brilliant time and came joint third in both the boys and girls competitions. Well done guys!
A huge ‘well done’ to Edie, Harriett, Thomas, Xavier and Arthur, who all competed in the Cornwall Cross-Country Finals at Newquay yesterday. All five runners have done brilliantly to qualify through the Truro and Mid-Cornwall competitions and ran great races at on the fields of Newquay Sports Centre against some very talented athletes. We are all very proud of you!