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Miss Massey’s adoption leave

Having been successful in her and her partner’s application to adopt a young child, last month MIss Massey began a 12-month adoption leave. In order to provide her class with consistency, we have moved Mr Armstrong into the position of Class 7 teacher full time until March 2020.

Mr Armstrong has therefore moved away from his various classroom commitments across the school and we have covered this in a number of ways. Mrs Vigurs-Berry has moved to full-time in Class 4, whilst Miss Ferguson has taken on the PPA cover in Classes 4 and 7 and Mr Wallis has taken on the PPA cover in Class 11. We are currently seeking to recruit a part-time teacher to cover the remaining cover requirements in Classes 6, 9 and 10 and hope to appoint a person at the beginning of the Summer term.

If you have any questions regarding this, please feel free to contact Mr Wallis.

County Cross-Country Finals

Last week, five children from Key Stage 2 took part in the Cornwall County Cross-Country Finals at Newquay Sports Centre.

Having qualified via the Truro event and then the mid-Cornwall competition, Elsie, Mali, Jasper, Hannah and Cara were all unsure what to expect at the Newquay race, as it was their first time reaching the County stage. All five competed brilliantly, however, and we enjoyed our best finishes ever at this level of competition, with three top 20 and two top 10 finishes.

Well done to all five runners for representing the school so well, both on and off the track.

On Sunday, Pen went to Penair School to take part in the Under-10s County Hockey Championship. Representing Truro Hockey Club, Pen played four matches and his team won all four, making them County champions.

Pen’s team will soon be travelling to Bristol to take part in the regional finals. Well done Pen!

Milly and Florence enjoy kickboxing success in Ireland

Milly and Flo travelled to Dublin, Ireland with the Byrne Black Belt Academy last weekend to compete at the WAKO Irish Open International kickboxing competition. This is the largest martial arts competition in the world with over 4000 competitors from across the globe.

Flo had some tough fights against girls from Germany, USA and Ireland and managed to come away with two bronze medals. Milly entered three categories, – 42kg, – 47kg and +47kg. She fought girls from Germany, Greece, USA, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Italy. Milly won gold in two categories and silver in the +47kg category.


Mid-Cornwall Cross-Country Finals

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.

Fly to the Line Regional Competition

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)

Cross-country at Penair School

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).


St Piran’s Day – Tuesday 5th March

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!

Class 6 artist visit

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!