On Thursday 14th June, close to 1000 infant, junior and primary students descended on sporting venues across Newquay for the biannual festival celebrating the Commonwealth and Olympic Games. With a focus on participation, pupils represented their schools in a huge range of sports from tag rugby to athletics and lawn bowls to archery. The event, which is co-ordinated by Treviglas Community College and Newquay Tretherras through the Newquay Sports Partnership, also saw leaders from the two secondary schools supporting younger students in each of the activities. A number of community organisations also supported the event, in what was truly a celebration of sport by schools in the town and surrounding area.
Sean Wells, Community Sports Co-ordinator at Treviglas, commented, “The day went really well with Newquay school children working together in teams and developing skills in so many areas. I would especially like to thank our Sports Leaders, who without their help, this amazing event would not be able to take place.”
Tommy, a Year 7 Sports Leader, said, ”I was a competitor at the last Olympic Games two years ago and it was great fun to take part in the festival as a leader; the ball playing ability of the basketball players really came on during the day.”
The Newquay Sports Network would like to congratulate everyone who took part. All of the students had a fantastic day and were ably supported by young leaders from Treviglas and Tretherras. The NSN would also like to thank all the individuals and clubs from the local community who gave their time to support the event. We look forward to the next one in 2020!