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Cross Country Event sees sporting success

19 Oct. 2017 Posted by admin

240 children in Years 3-6 from 8 local Primary Schools took part in the Primary Cross Country Qualifier at Camborne Science and International Academy recently.


Supported by over 30 teachers, support staff and parents, students from CSIA’s Partner Primary Schools attended the event held on Wednesday 4th October.

“We had 16 sports leaders from CSIA who assisted the event by acting as marshals, race leaders and photographers throughout the afternoon” commented Tamsin Hosking, Primary Sports Co-ordinator at CSIA. “They were amazing role models for the younger athletes, each having competed in this event before when they were in Primary School!”

The sun shone down on some spectacular performances including that of Aimee-Jean from Trevithick Learning Academy. “She absolutely stormed the Year 6 Girl’s Race by over 20 seconds, before coming back to cheer on the rest of her school runners in the event - a real show of sportsmanship!”

The Year 3 girls started the proceedings, followed by Year 3 boys, Year 4’s, finishing with the Year 6 boys closing the event. The top 8 students from each race have now qualified for the next round of the Peninsula Area Finals.

“It was an excellent day and the enthusiasm and passion amongst the students was very clear” said Tamsin. “There was such team spirit, as runners were supported throughout their races by other members of their team. It was lovely to see.”

Other memorable performances included: a group of runners, who had previously competed in their own event, running alongside their team mates in another race when they were tired and didn’t want to carry on, cheering and motivating them to keep going.

“We’re all delighted that the event was such a success and now we look forward to our next cross country event on the 8th November, encouraging even more runners to take part.”

The Camborne Primary Sports Alliance Cluster runs over 30 events throughout the year for all ages and abilities, with a mixture of fun, multi-skills festivals and individual sporting events including qualifying competitions for the Cornwall School Games.

Partner Primary Schools which took part were: Penponds, St Johns, Troon, Trevithick, Rosemellin, Gwinear, Weeth and St Meriadoc Junior Academy.

“Events like this one inspire our young people to take part in sport which we all know has incredible benefits” said Principal at CSIA, Ian Kenworthy. “From improving physical health to developing social skills, building self-esteem and teaching valuable life-lessons, it was fantastic to see so many students involved and enjoying every minute of it!”