On Friday 27 June 2014, over 300 students descended on Truro School for the annual Cornwall School Games.
The national event, now in its fourth year, marks the legacy of the 2012 Olympics by giving young people from schools around Cornwall the opportunity to compete in a variety of Olympic sports. This year the Games, organised by Cornwall Sports Partnership, were co-hosted by Truro School, Richard Lander and Penair School.
The facilities at Truro School lend themselves perfectly to an event of this type. We were proud to host Primary and Secondary Basketball in the Sir Ben Ainslie Sports Centre, Secondary epee and sabre Fencing in the School’s Salle, a Primary Swim/Cycle Aquathlon in the swimming pool and Year 3 and 4 Indoor Tennis – in which Truro Prep School were Gold medal winners.
The day concluded with an awards ceremony outside the Sir Ben Ainslie Sports Centre, at which GB Olympic Fencer James Honeybone, of Truro Fencing Club, and GB Olympic Pistol Shooter Georgina Geikie presented medals to the participants. Truro School Headmaster, Andrew Gordon-Brown, who is a former South African Olympic Athlete, led the presentation.
Deputy Head, Phil Brewer, said: “We were delighted to welcome schools from across the county to Truro School and the Sir Ben Ainslie Sports Centre. It was fantastic to see the facilities buzzing with children of all ages and what a great opportunity to receive medals from GB Olympians.”
You can see a selection of pictures in our gallery.