Treviglas Hosts Indoor Athletic Primary Festival
Article Created on Monday, 30 April 2012
Primary students from in and around the Newquay area gathered at Treviglas Community College last week to take part in a fun and exciting indoor athletics festival.
Year 3 and 4 students from Newquay Junior, Goonhavern, Perranporth, Cubert, and Summercourt schools as well as St. Columb Minor and St. Columb Major academies filled Treviglas’ sports dome for a day of running, jumping and throwing games.
Eight events in all were offered up including the triple jump; a 20-meter sprint; a foam javelin throw and a beanbag shot-put.
The festival was organised by Treviglas year 10 sports leaders, who also officiated the events.
Treviglas sports leader Jordan Bond loved working with the enthusiastic primary students and said: “It’s great to watch them have so much fun. It also gives us year 10s a fantastic chance to be leaders and coaches in a fun and supportive setting.”
After each event, participants were scored and given awards in different age and gender categories.
Treviglas PE teacher Sean Wells said the day not only provided a great social outlet but also a boost to the young athletes’ self-esteem.
“These sports festivals get students at a young age to compete in an alternative environment with children from different schools,” Mr. Wells said. “They’re a great way of spotting gifted and talented athletes in the local primary schools but also a great opportunity to recognize the effort of all the participants, regardless of ability.”
Treviglas puts on several primary school sports festivals throughout the year.