Sports News: 26 June 2017

Swimming Gala


On Friday afternoon Mount Charles took part in the St. Austell Schools Gala. It was such an exciting afternoon, great atmosphere and brilliant to watch. Mount Charles, led by Dave Behennah, won the gala for the 18th consecutive year – what an incredible achievement.  Mr. B. has been a real driving force behind quality swimming at Mount Charles and I just wanted to thank him on behalf of the school community!


Mrs. Bunting


St. Austell Primary Schools Swimming Gala – Friday 16th June at Polkyth Leisure Centre


On Friday 16th our A team won the St.Austell Schools Gala for the 18th consecutive year. Out of 13 races on the day (all team relays) we managed 9 x 1st places, 3 x 2nd’s and 1 x 3rd, which meant we scored 60 points, ten points clear of the second placed school. It was very exciting on poolside and our swimmers were superb on the day recording ten season best times as all the practice galas and training sessions throughout the year paid dividends. Congratulations to all the team and a special mention to Daisy and Dylan, our reserves, who provided cover just in case of injury/illness on poolside. A big thank you to Dave Howatt and St.Austell Sharks Swimming Club who organised the event/provided the officials and paid for the medals and certificates, as usual the competition ran very smoothly. Many thanks to those parents who squeezed into the cafeteria/viewing area to watch the team perform and support the children at the presentation afterwards. Thanks also to the adults who helped on poolside/supported the team: Helen Welland, Mrs.Meens, Miss Nile, Mrs.Gray, Claire Westaway, Peta Ashcroft, Mrs.Bunting and Mrs.Behennah. Colin Williams was officiating on Friday but I would like to thank him for his voluntary work throughout the year helping to teach/coach our children. Thank you and well done to Mrs Drew (parent) and Helen Welland (coach), who swam in the adults/parents race at the end for Mount Charles.


On a personal note I’m handing over the running of the Speed Swimming and team to Miss Nile but will be around to help with training and galas as required. I would like to thank all parents from the past and present for the support they have given to the Speed Swimming Club and gala teams over the many years that I’ve been in charge.


Mr. B PE Co-ordinator and swim coach




Yr 3/4 boys front crawl   3rd

Yr 3/4 girls front crawl    2nd

Yr 5 boys front crawl       2nd

Yr 5 girls front crawl       1st

Yr 6 boys front crawl     1st

Yr 6 girls front crawl       1st


Yr 3/4 boys medley         2nd

Yr3/4 girls medley           1st

Yr 5 boys medley              1st

Yr 5 girls medley 1st

Yr 6 boys medley              1st

Yr 6 girls medley 1st

Cannon                               1st

Team:    Yr 6 –  Eva, Leonne, Lizzy, Jess, George, Jude, Stanley

Yr 5 – Mea, Holly, Mahala, Millie, George, Kieran, Finlay

Yr 4 – Abi, Grace, Kira, Daisy, Ethan, Tobi

Yr 3 – Ethan, Dylan


Next and last gala:- Cornwall Games Finals Friday 30th June at Bude pool            (Yr 6 boys, Yr 6 girls and Yr 5 girls teams have qualified:

Jude, Stanley, Jake, Kieron

Eva, Leonne, Lizzy, Jess

Mea, Holly, Mahala, Kelsey



Year 6 Kwik Cricket Festival – Mid Cornwall Area


Our A team boys travelled to Grampound Road Cricket club on Tuesday 20th June to compete for a place in the county finals. In extreme heat, we performed really well winning all three of our league games convincingly and qualified as winners on the day. George was our top scorer with 53 runs, top wicket takers were Stanley, George and Jake with three wickets each, whilst Kieran took five catches. The boys were a credit to the school and now go onto the County Finals on Monday 10th July (venue to be confirmed). Many thanks to Jake’s Gran and Grandad for their support.

Team: George (capt), Rodrigo, Kieran M, Kieran N, Stanley, Ross, Joe, Jude, Zak, Jake


Sir Robert Geoffrey 183 – 8          Mount Charles 265 – 3  (won by 82 runs)

Charlestown 206 – 7                      Mount Charles 298 – 0   (won by 92 runs)

Perranporth 212 – 5                        Mount Charles  270 – 1  (won by 58 runs)


The Girl’s team also played on the same day beating Sir Robert Geoffrey in their first game, narrowly losing to Charlestown by just 8 runs and also losing to St.Dennis in their final match. Great effort girls and many thanks to Mrs.Means and Mel Nile for their help running the girls team on the day.

Team: Libby (capt), Lizzy, Jess B, Lilyah, Eva, Gracie Mae, Jess W, Katie, Jasmine


Mr. B PE Co-ordinator

Sports News: 12 June 2017

Quad Kids

On Thursday 18th May we took a team of year3 and year4  athletes to the Quad Kids event. As Par Running Track is being refurbished, the event was held at Carn Brea this year. Each child competed in four events and scored points depending on the time or the distance they achieved. They had two track events, a 50 m sprint and a 400m race. Also, they had a standing long jump and a Howler throw. The children competed in heats and Mount Charles scored many first places, being particularly competitive in the sprints. Stan threw and jumped very well and  Max N from year 3 deserves a special mention doing particularly well running against the year 4s. Ethan won both his 400m and 50 m heats and looked like he could have gone faster had he been in quicker heats. When all the events were finished the scores from each of the athletes were combined and the top two schools qualifying for the Cornwall School Games. Unfortunately,  we were just outside the top two places, finishing a commendable third place. Bishop Bronscombe and St. Petrocs qualify from the Mid-Cornwall area. Our top scoring boy was Stan, who was in 7th place overall and congratulations go to Ellie, who was 1st overall in the girls competition. The children represented the school excellently and all who took part should feel proud of themselves.

Our team: Abbie, Sophie, Ellie, Amber, Kimberley. Stan, Ethan, Jake, Max F and Max N


On Monday 15th May, we took part in the second round of qualification for the year 5/6 Tennis competition. The top two teams would progress to the School Games in Bude. The four children played singles games against each school in ten minute games. The aim was to score as many points in this time, as the results depended on total points scored rather than the number of wins. The quality of the tennis really improved through the afternoon culminating in the ‘game of the day’ when Rodrigo was narrowly beaten in a thrilling match. The effort put in was excellent, but we were up against some children that regularly attend the St. Austell tennis club. Despite the tough competition we were disappointed not to qualify, especially when we realised that the team in second place only got four points more than us! Rodrigo, Kieran, Gracie and Caitlin showed superb sportsmanship throughout and represented their school really well.

Mr. Grigg

Sports News: 22 May



On Friday 12th May our Speed swimmers competed against Charlestown and Sandy Hill in a friendly gala at Polkyth. Out of the 13 races on the day our A team managed to win 10; a very encouraging result. Well done to the B and C teams who also swam really well and gained valuable competitive experience. Many thanks to our band of volunteers, who give up their time to help the children: Helen Welland, Mrs.Meens, Mrs.Gray, Colin Williams and Peta Ashcroft. We now look forward to the St.Austell Schools Gala on Friday 16th June at Polkyth (1:30 – 3pm), followed by the Cornwall Games Finals gala at Bude on Friday 30th June (10 am – 4 pm).


Mr. B – PE Co-ordinator and swim coach


Sports News: 8 May



On Friday 21st April six of our children took part in a Biathlon competition at Cornwall Schools Spring Games in Truro. They had to swim 200 metres and run 1500 metres with both times added together at the end and then positions overall were decided. The children were welcomed and given an inspiring speech by a GB Paralympic  Triathlete, David Hill, who had competed in Rio. All of the children received a Spring Games t shirt.  Our pupils gave a hundred percent and you could not fault their effort on the day. A special mention for George in year 6 who finished 4th in Cornwall – top effort! We didn’t get anyone in the top three this year however; the standard of competition was high and there were children from all over Cornwall taking part from 28 different schools.


Many thanks to Mrs.Meens for helping with supervision and Mrs.V.Nile and Mrs.Murphy for their help and support.


Yr 5       Naomi, George M, Kieran and Finlay

Yr 6       Lilyah and George B (4th in Cornwall with a combined time of 9:00 minutes)

Mr.B   PE Co-ordinator




On Thursday 4th May our A team took part in a touch rugby tournament along with five other St.Austell schools using modified rugby league rules. All the matches were closely contested and low scoring as the pitches were quite narrow. Representatives from the Cornish Rebels Rugby League team helped referee on the day. Our pupils played really well in warm conditions and managed to win three games, draw one and lose one, which meant we finished equal second overall and qualified for the next stage (Mid Cornwall finals) later in the month. Many thanks to Mrs.Meens for helping with supervision and Mrs.M.Nile for her support.


Players of the tournament: George and Kieran


Results : MSC   5 points    BISHOP BRONESCOMBE  0 points

MSC   0 points     BUGLE                                5 points

MCS   5 points     ST.MEWAN                        5 points

MCS   5 points     CHARLESTOWN                 0 points

MCS   15 points   PONDHU                             0 points


Team: George (capt), Kieran, William, Finlay, Lizzy, Lilyah, Millie, Owain, Rivers


Mr.B PE Co-ordinator

Sports News: 24th April 2017

Basketball qualifier at Treviglas 29.03.17


Team: Lilyah, George, Jasmine, Tineasha, Zakk, Finlay, James and Kieran

On Wednesday 29th March, we went to Treviglas for the second round of the Cornwall Games Basketball Tournament. The team got off to a confident start with some fantastic team work and technique. There were some trickier rules to follow this time and the referees weren’t picking up on some of the contact, meaning that the team had to keep their heads up and carry on playing by the correct rules.

The scores were as follows:

Grampound 4 – 10 Mount Charles

Newquay Junior Academy 10 – 4 Mount Charles

Bishop Bronescombe 2 – 4 Mount Charles

Goonhavern 6 – 10 Mount Charles

We won three matches and only lost one, meaning that we have qualified for the final round of the Cornwall Games in Bude! I was really impressed with their attitudes and how well they played, even when some teams weren’t playing very fairly.


Netball tournament 28.03.17


On Tuesday 28th March, the A team netball squad went to St. Mewan to play the end of season netball tournament at St Mewan School. This was also the A team’s last netball tournament of the year. There were 7 other schools at the tournament and it was separated into two leagues with the top two teams of each league going into the semi-final. In our league we had to play St. Mewan A, St. Mewan B and Pondhu. Our first match was against St. Mewan A, which unfortunately we lost. However, we won the next two games against Pondhu and St Mewan B. This meant that we went into the semi-final.

In the semi-final we had to play the winners of the other league: Carclaze (who came first in our weekly league). The A team went into the game thinking they weren’t going to win, but they didn’t let that get to them and within no time we were ahead of them by a few goals. The end score was 9-6 to us and it was a well-deserved win! It was the best that I have seen them play all season!

This win meant that we were through to the final where we had to play St. Mewan A again. Unfortunately they managed to beat us once more. The whole team played extremely well and we were thrilled to come 2nd out of 8 teams and receive silver medals.

The A team netball squad consisted of Gracie, George, Jude, Lilyah, Lizzy, Jasmine and Rodrigo.


All Stars Messages for Schools


All Stars Cricket, a brand new initiative from the England and Wales Cricket Board aimed at providing children aged five to eight with a great first experience in cricket. The programme is delivered across Cornwall at 29 fully accredited All Stars Cricket centres. It is a fun and active way to develop your child’s skills, and through our eight-week programme they will learn lots – as well as make new friends – in a safe and inclusive environment.


All girls and boys are welcome, and each registered child will receive a pack of cricket goodies including a cricket bat, ball, backpack, water bottle, personalised shirt and cap to keep so that they can continue their love of cricket when they go home.


Register at

Sports Club Survey



Many thanks to those parents who returned the survey; we will use the information to look into the feasibility of providing new sports clubs/opportunities throughout the remainder of this year and into the next school year.

Number of parental replies : 39


Fifteen different sports were put forward as potential clubs by Infant parents, however the most requests were for:

  1. Dance and gymnastics (equal)
  2. Badminton and swimming (equal)

Twenty different sports were put forward by Junior parents as potential club activities:

  1. Tennis and dance (equal)
  2. Gymnastics
  3. Basketball and Yoga (equal)

Several parents of children in 7R wanted money to be used to provide adult support for children with additional needs to take part in extra-curricular clubs.


School Council results:

Infants asked for eleven different sports.

Juniors asked for thirty three different sports and the top three were:

  1. Hockey
  2. Tennis
  3. Gymnastics and Badminton (equal)


It was clear that more club activities could be provided for the Infants and a free Gymnastics Club paid for by PE Premium money was set up on Tuesdays after school. During the Summer term Plymouth Argyle will be taking an Infant football club after school as well as providing coaching during school lesson time. In September a free Infant dance club ran after school through to Christmas. It is very encouraging that the Mid Cornwall Sports Network are running more sporting opportunities/festivals especially for Infants e.g football, cross country, hockey, athletics and gymnastics.

The juniors already have a wide range of clubs to choose from but with girl’s football an ever growing sport, the school is now paying (PE Premium money) for an after school club on Wednesdays. We have applied for a place in the Chance to Shine scheme, which provides after school cricket, throughout the summer term as well as cricket coaching during school time in the summer term. We are planning to continue with Try Golf coaching for both Infants and Juniors throughout the summer and possibly autumn term. The juniors also benefit from entry into the Cornwall School Games competitions and PE Premium money is set aside to pay for transport and supply cover in order to attend; Try golf, Tag rugby, hockey, tennis, Indoor athletics, swimming, cricket, bowls, basketball, Aquathlon, quad kids to name some of the sports we enter. We also pay for entry into other local football/netball/cricket/athletics league/cup competitions as well as county cup competitions. Activity levels amongst our children appear very positive after conducting a club/school team survey, however we are always looking to improve.

Setting up new clubs/activities can be hampered by indoor hall availability, which is always an issue especially when we encounter bad weather and clubs cannot use the largest playground after school, as it is used as a car park due to limited parking space. Despite these problems we will endeavour to look for new club opportunities throughout the rest of this year and into the next school year in September.

Many thanks

Mr.B   P.E. Co-ordinator

Sports News: 27th March 2017

Netball home against Biscovey 20th March


A team – Lilyah (C), Rodrigo, George, Lizzy, Aleeah, Libby and Jasmine

The whole of the A team got off to a great start and George managed to score 3 goals. Biscovey fought back well and were able to score 2 goals. The whole team also managed to defend extremely well in the second quarter and neither teams could quite get the ball into the net. Again, it was a close third quarter with Lizzy scoring 2 goals and Biscovey matching this and also scoring 2 goals. It was tense final quarter with the score as 5 – 4 to us. Lilyah and Rodrigo soon managed to secure our lead with 4 goals. Biscovey also managed to score a couple more, this left the final score 9 – 6 to us. It was a well-deserved win! Player of the match goes to Jasmine.

B team – Ella (C), Maddy, Kyle, Denis, Jess, Eva, Charlie and Mea

The B started well and clicked instantly, allowing Jess to score a goal early on. The team were defending really well and weren’t giving Biscovey many chances to try and shoot. Despite all their efforts, the second and third quarter remained goalless. In the final quarter, just before the whistle, Charlie managed to score a fantastic goal! Again, it was a well-deserved win of 2 – 0 to us. Player of the match goes to Charlie.


Mr. B. has arranged for Plymouth Argyle to run an Infant Football Club (Yr1 &2) after Easter on Mondays after school (3 – 4 pm) for the whole of the Summer Term (letters going out to parents this week).


Mr. B. has just received a new order of Football/rugby emboidered school socks at the cost price of £5.


Cross Country: Year 6 girls team winners in the St Austell district

The last meet at Par was as competitive as all the rest; and with Year 6 girls narrowly in 1st place after the first 4 rounds, a strong team effort was needed.  It turned into the best performance of the season with Chloe coming in 4th, Ruby in 9th, Jess in 13th and Lizzy in 18th.  With Lilyah and Caitlin also running throughout the season they have been a great team supporting each other and thoroughly deserve their victory.

Meanwhile the Year 5 girls missed out on third place by a whisker, with key runners ill for the last meet. Throughout the season Ella has been in the top ten, Ellie(Year 4) has also broken into the top ten and Abbie(Y4) has been a great competitor.  Well done to all of those who have persevered through wind, rain and mud.  It is the taking part that counts!  Year 6 girls: Chloe, Jess, Ruby, Lizzy, Lilyah, Caitlin.  Year 6 boys: Harvey, Rodrigo, Dexter, Kevin.  Year 5 girls: Ella, Ellie(Y4), Abbie, Keeley, Becky, Iesha,   Year 5 boys: Charlie, Finley, William, Kieran, Tobi(Y4), Ethan(Y4), Jake(Y4)


Mid Cornwall Finals

11 of our best runners then went to Newquay for the Mid Cornwall finals. With a much higher standard there were mixed fortunes.  Everyone gave the tricky course a fantastic go and with up to 60 children in each race trying to get a top 15 spot, and thus qualify for the Cornwall finals, it was going to be tough.  However, 3 of our athletes made it through with great results.  In the Year 4 girls Ellie, who front ran it for most of the way, was narrowly beaten into 4th place.  In the Year 6 girls Chloe came in a very credit worthy 9th; meanwhile Jess set out quickly, and held on tenaciously to come in 15th and grab the last spot for the County finals.

Year 4 Boys Team: Ethan, Tobi, Jake, Max(Y3). Year 4 Girls Team:  Ellie, Abbie, Daisy, Lily(Y3), Kira.


Cornwall Finals

Our 3 qualifying athletes were now representing Mid Cornwall and up against the very best in the county. Ellie in Year 4 was first to run and finished in 13th place with the Mid Cornwall team in 2nd overall.  In the Year 6 race Jess came 34th and Chloe 39th with the Mid Cornwall team coming in 1st place.  3 excellent results.  And, to give it some real perspective, it wasn’t really out of 60.  With all the regional finals and district races before that, this was out of 1000 and more!





On a very cold and wet Thursday, 12 children from MCS went to the tennis tournament. Four year 4 children: Stan, Ethan, Abi and Grace, and eight year 6 children: Rodrigo, Chloe, Kieran, James, Ruby, Gracie, Zakk and Caitlin. They all played amazingly well and one of the year 6 teams was so successful that they are through to the next round. Well done!

Mrs Degenhardt

Sports News: 13 March 2017

Netball – Home against Carclaze 21.02.17


A team – George, Rodrigo, Jasmine, Jude (C), Lilyah, Lizzy and Gracie

A team started extremely well with goals from Lilyah and Jude. However, Carclaze managed to match this and score a couple more than us. Both of the teams were very closely matched and we went into the third quarter hoping that we could close our 4 – 2 gap. In third quarter, we had a few attempts to shoot but couldn’t quite get the ball in the net. However, Carclaze had a very strong shooter and managed to score a few more goals. George and Lizzy managed to score three more goals in the final quarter, but Sandy hill managed to match this and also scored three goals. This meant that again we couldn’t quite catch up with Carclaze’s A team. The final score was 5 – 13 to Carclaze. Player of the match goes to Lizzy for her best game of the season and playing all of her positions really well.


B team – Kyle (C), Jess, Tineasha, Libby, George, Holly and Aleeah

The B team started the game well with great communication and team work. Holly and Libby worked really well with each other to score a goal each. Carclaze managed to score one goal, meaning that we were in the lead as we went into the third quarter. However, Carclaze managed to score two goals in the third quarter putting them slightly in the lead. This meant we had a tense final quarter ahead of us. We had a few attempts at shooting, but unfortunately, we couldn’t quite get the ball in the net. The final quarter remained goalless. It was a very close match and Carclaze just managed to win with a score of 3 – 2. Player of the match goes to George.


Netball v. St Stephen 28th February


A team – George, Lizzy (C), Jude, Jasmine, Lilyah, Aleeah and Dexter

The A team took an instant lead with four goals from George and two from Lilyah. The A team were using fantastic teamwork and were working well to get the ball into our shooting third. Despite their efforts at shooting in the second quarter, we couldn’t quite get the ball into the net. In the third quarter, St Stephen managed to score a couple of goals. However, the A team fought back and Lizzy managed to score another goal. In the final quarter, both A teams were marking their opponents brilliantly meaning that, again, the quarter remainder goalless. The game ended as 7-2 to us. Player of the match goes to Aleeah for the fantastic effort she put in throughout the whole game, especially with her shooting.


B team – Libby (C), Jess B, Jess W, Rivers, Tilly and Amelia

We had to delay our match as much as possible in order to wait for the B team footballers to join netball. However, the B team football was running slightly behind so we had to start. St. Stephens didn’t quite have a full B team so some of their A team players had to play. The B team didn’t let this worry them and they got off to a good start with Jess scoring three goals. However, St. Stephen also managed to score a goal, so we went into the third quarter with a close score of 3 – 1.We had some great attempts from the Goal Shooters and Goal Attacks but unfortunately the third quarter remained goalless. In the final quarter, Rivers and Libby were working really well together and managed to score a goal each. The score ended as 5 – 1 to us. This was a well-deserved win for the B team, who all played extremely well, despite being two team members down! Player of the match goes to Rivers for his great defending throughout the whole game.


Football Socks

Mr. B. has almost sold out of medium socks, but has reordered (3 weeks approx. to arrive).   Mr. B. has several pairs of the small size which would suit the Infants and Yr 3!




Report on Biscovey Touch Rugby Tournament (9/3/17)


Our A team played rugby league rules for the first time in a competition at Biscovey Academy yesterday against eight other schools. In the league section we won four of our first five games beating Pondhu A (2 – 1), Treverbyn A (3 – 0), Biscovey A (1 – 0) and St. Mewan B (4 – 0). Despite losing our last game to Bishop Bronescombe (0 – 2) we qualified as group winners. In the semi final against St.Mewan the scores were level with five seconds to go when St.Mewan scored. It was a tough one to take but our players can hold their heads up high as they played some great rugby and defended brilliantly especially as they haven’t had much time to get used to the new rules. A really good effort all round with a special mention for Kieran Mcauley, who was player of the tournament for our team.


Team: George, Kieran, Lizzy, Libby, Millie, Finlay, William, Owain, Ross


Thank you to Mrs. Meens for helping with supervision and to those parents who turned up to support the team (the children and staff really appreciate it).

Sports News: 6th February 2017

Basketball Tournament at Poltair 19.01.17


Team: Lilyah, George, Rodrigo, Jasmine, Tineasha, Zakk, Finlay and Kieran

On Thursday, we went to Poltair for the Cornwall Games Basketball Tournament. The team got off to a fantastic start with some amazing team work and technique. There were some tricky teams to play against, but they kept their heads up, cheered each other on and scored some fantastic goals.


The scores were as follows:

Sandy Hill 6 – 16 Mount Charles

Pondhu 2 – 14 Mount Charles

St. Mewan 2 – 12 Mount Charles

Bishop Bronescombe 10 – 8 Mount Charles

Charlestown 2 – 10 Mount Charles


We won four matches and only lost one, meaning that we have qualified for the next round of the Cornwall Games! We were the top scoring team and George even managed to get a trophy for the top shooter out of all six schools!


Swimming Gala Report


On Friday 20th January Mount Charles swam against Roselyon School at Polkyth. All of the speed swimmers were involved so we entered up to three teams in each race. Out of the thirteen races on the day Mount Charles won eleven, with our B team managing to win the last race of the day, a six person Cannon by a fingertip touch from our A team! Many thanks to Mrs.Gray who managed the C team, Mrs.Meens who ran the B team, Colin Williams acting as starter with Helen Welland and Peta Ashbrook helping on poolside.


A – (Yr 4) Jayden, Toby, Tobi, Isabelle, Abi, Grace  (Yr 5) George, Kieran, Finlay, Mea, Kelsey, Holly

(Yr 6) Stanley, Jude, George, Eva, Lizzy, Leonne, Jess

B – (Yr 3/4) Ethan, Henry, Max, Lola, Daisy, Kira (Yr 5) Owain, Treeve, Freddie, Naomi, Mahalla, Milly,

Tilly (Yr 6) Zak, Jake, Adrian, Joe, Libby, Caitlin, Ruby

C – (Yr 3/4) Sam, Jai, Luke, Olivia, Ellie, Lily, Chelsea, (Yr 6) Angel, Amy, Lilyah

Next gala: Friday 3rd February – Yr 5 and 6 at Newquay Waterworld in the Mid Cornwall qualifying round for the Cornwall Games Final Gala (two teams to qualify)


Mr.B   A team manager & PE Co-ordinator


Mount Charles Football/Rugby Socks


We now have a supply of Mount Charles Football/Rugby socks with the school’s name and logo on. They are black with cushioned soles and are available in sizes small and medium. We are selling them at cost price of £5 a pair. All the Junior children should have received a separate letter and order form this week. The school will make nothing from the sale of these socks. They are not just for the childen who represent the football and rugby teams, as they need black socks, but for any pupil who wants them. By wearing them for rugby and football lessons it will make keeping shin pads in place much easier and look a smart part of PE uniform. Please see Mr. B if you wish to buy a pair.






Newquay Gala Report


On Friday 3rd February our year 5 and 6 girls and boys swimming teams, who had previously qualified from the St.Austell area, travelled to Newquay to compete against seven other area winners in the Mid Cornwall area. Despite turning up late due to the weather and transport issues our children did us proud with the Year 5 girls, Year 6 girls and Year 6 boys all qualifying by  finishing in the top two places on the day. Many thanks to Mrs.Meens for her help on poolside and to the parents/grandparents who gave up their time to come along and support the teams, we really do appreciate it. Thanks also to Helen Welland, Colin Williams, Mrs.Gray and Peta Ashbrook for helping to train the teams at Speed Swimming every Friday, it’s a real team effort. We now look forward to the County School Games Finals at Bude on Friday 30th June.


Yr 5 – Mea, Tilly, Mahalla, Holly

Yr 5 – George, Owain, Finlay, Kieron

Yr 6 – Leonne, Eva, Lizzy, Jess

Yr 6 – George, Jude, Stanley, Adrian


Mr.B   PE Co-ordinator and swim team manager

Sports News: 23 January 2017



Home against Sandy Hill 10.01.17

A team – George, Rodrigo, Aleeah, Jasmine (C), Lilyah, Lizzy and Gracie

A team started extremely well with goals from George and Rodrigo. However, Sandy Hill managed to match our score by also scoring 4 goals. Both of the teams were very closely matched and the second quarter remained goalless. In third quarter, we had a few attempts to shoot and Lilyah scored one. However, Sandy Hill had a very strong shooter and they soon took the lead. Rodrigo managed to score two more goals in the final quarter, but Sandy hill managed to match this and also scored two goals. This meant that again we couldn’t quite catch up with Sandy Hill’s A team. The final score was 7 – 11 to Sandy Hill. Player of the match goes to Rodrigo.


B team – Jess (C), Dexter, Tineasha, Eva, Rivers, Kacey, Kelsey and Maddy.

The B team started the game well with superb team work and two goals from Jess. Sandy Hill managed to score one, so we were in the lead as we went into the second quarter. However, Sandy hill managed to score two goals in the second quarter putting them slightly in the lead. The third quarter remained goalless, meaning that we had a tense final quarter ahead of us. Jess easily managed to score a goal within minutes. Unfortunately, Sandy Hill managed to score two goals just before the final whistle. It was a very close match and Sandy Hill just managed to win with a score of 5 – 3. Player of the match goes to Jess.




On Monday 9th January, thirty one pupils from Yr 3 & 4 travelled to Newquay Academy (a school twice our size) to play six matches of Tag rugby. Our A team drew with their A team and beat their B team with our B’s and C’s losing both their two games, however all our teams deserve praise for their attitude and team spirit. It was great to see so many of our year 3’s and 4’s playing a competitive match for the very first time. Many thanks to Mrs.Gray and Mr.Rees for their help with supervision on the night. A team player of the match Ethan Trudgeon.

A team  

Max, Sophie, Stan , Ethan(capt), Corey , Tobi , Jake, Abi , Ellie ,Tyler


B team  & C team

Phoebe, Merryn, Lily, Lola, Sam, Sam, Ethan, Toby, Harry, Alfie, Rhys, Courtney, Henry, Jai, Luke Isaac, Dylan, William, Jayden, Isabelle, Angus


Mr.B   P.E. Co-ordinator