On Friday 20 children from Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 went to Penair School to battle the wind and rain and complete the challenging cross-country course. All 20 children showed tremendous grit and determination, pushing themselves to complete the course as quickly as they possibly could and we are delighted that Morwenna, Ben, Freya, Sofia and Rory have now qualified for the mid-Cornwall finals having finished in the top eight in their respective races. Well done to everyone in the Bosvigo team, especially our new runners who kept going even though this was their hardest run yet.
For those children who would be interested in taking part in cross-country running, our club takes place on Fridays after school with Mr Wallis and new members are very welcome!
On Friday afternoon Bosvigo School enjoyed some real sporting success by winning the Peninsula Quad Kids Athletics Competition at Carn Brea Leisure Centre. The event involved schools from across the Falmouth, Truro and Redruth area and offered the children the chance to compete at a high level on a proper 400m athletics track.
The children each took part in four events – 75m sprint, standing long jump, 600m run and Vortex Howler throw. We performed solidly in the 600m runs and enjoyed some strong finishes in the 75m sprints, but it was in the Howler throws and the standing long jump that the team showed its talent, earning some impressive points and helping us achieve the highest score out of the many schools involved.
As a result of winning the Quad Kids at Carn Brea, our athletes now qualify for the prestigious Cornwall School Games, and annual Olympics-style event involving around 3000 children between the age of 7 and 16. Well done team!
Congratulations to our U9 LKS2 Netball squad! Yesterday afternoon 14 players of our LKS2 enthusiasts entered the Netball Festival at Truro Prep School. After a fun-filled warm up (meeting new friends and getting a little dizzy) we played a total of 9 matches.
Each match was played in 10 minute halves. During half time, we swapped our players so everyone played at least 3 matches each! All the teachers and parents who supported thoroughly enjoyed cheering us on and helping us improve our netball skills. For some of us, it was our first time representing Bosvigo as part of a sports team. An extra congratulations goes to…Mischa, Melody and Soleil! They immediately, “When is the next festival? Can we do this every week?”
The grand finale was a match on the large court, before retiring to a welcomed surprise of…biscuits and squash!
Thank you Truro Prep for having us; to Mrs Joslin and Mr Wallis for driving the minibus; to Miss Mitchell, Miss Robinson and Mr Armstrong for coaching us; and to ALL THE PARENTS who CHEERED US ALONG!
Congratulations to our Year 5/6 football team, who came second in the Penair and Partners football competition this Thursday afternoon. The boys played six games and after losing their first match narrowly to Devoran (the eventual winners), they went on a fine run, winning four and drawing one of their remaining five fixtures. We scored some fantastic goals and conceded only two in the whole tournament. The boys showed tremendous team spirit throughout the competition and were rightly very proud of finishing in second place – our highest finish in recent years.
On Friday afternoon children got to do some real racing as we held our first ever cyclocross competition on the Donkey Field. With the rain pouring down there were a few calls for postponement, but the children were having none of it and despite the poor conditions we enjoyed three very exciting races. The results were as follows:
Key Stage 1
1st Will Madsen
2nd Freya Brown
3rd Zach Amran
Once again Bosvigo School is taking part in The Big Pedal, which begins tomorrow and runs until Wednesday 20th March.
The Big Pedal is a giant inter-school cycling and scooting competition spanning 15 school days. It works a bit like the Tour de France – each day of the race there is a new stage following a different cycle route around the UK. Schools encourage pupils, parents and staff to cycle or scoot to school and the more that do, the faster the school completes the stage. The competition is weighted to the size of school, so everyone has a fair chance to win. Last year more than 310,000 children took part, including over 180 children from Bosvigo! Children can take part in The Big Pedal every day or they can just enter one or two stages if they wish. For more information please visit www.bigpedal.org.uk or ask Mr Wallis.
We have organised a special event to add some extra excitement to The Big Pedal this year. On Friday 15 March we will be running a Cyclocross race on the Donkey Field from 3:30pm until 4:00pm. This will involve children completing laps of a coned grass circuit as quickly as possible. There will be three races – a Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 race, a Lower Key Stage 2 race and an Upper Key Stage 2 race. Further details will follow at the end of next week.
Good luck to all the children taking part in The Big Pedal. Please remember that whilst this is a competition, the most important thing about cycling to school is to get there safely and to show consideration for all other road and pavement users.
Puils, teachers, parents and carers celebrated our sport skills at Carn Brea Athletic Track. Wednesday was “very fun, except for having leg cramps the next day, but it was worth it!” Full of jumps, throws runs. It started with a g lap of the track, most of us were very tied, but Mr Wallis was full ofenergy- he’d obviously had his weetabix! Professional coaches taught us “to look at the trees like their pulling funny face” to help us on the high jump. We hid under the funny shelter because the rain came down quickly and suddenly; we got soaked!
On Sunday 25th of March Fergus, Hannah, Emma, Joseph, Heather, Tallulah, Tamsyn and Helena did the Sport Relief Mile at Boscawen Park in Truro. We all enjoyed the atmosphere and we ran on a cone-marked course to the finish line. The one milers did one lap, the three milers did three laps etc etc. There were free drinks and a well deserved medal at the end, a fabulous day and a lot of fundraising!!
Well done to our fabulous girls football team who played their first ever matches for Bosvigo tonight. We were a little nervous before the matches, but got off to a brilliant start by beating Kea School 8-1! Most of the girls are very new to football (we have only had three training sessions) but we are lucky to have two experienced girls in Phoebe and Emma who scored four goals each.
The second match was against Mount Hawke and it was a much harder game. Mount Hawke had a lot of good players and attacked with pace and power. They took an early lead and it was 1-0 to Mount Hawke at half time, but we raised our performance in the second half and two great goals from Phoebe put us 2-1 up. Unfortunately Mount Hawke scored with their last attack to make it 2-2 and we had to settle for a draw, which was a fair result.
We had a great time playing our first matches and can’t wait to go back to Penair to play Tregolls and Mount Hawke on Monday 20th February (the first day back after half term).