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