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.