Date Posted... Jan 27th 2023




Prep Sports

Developing Skills and Confidence in Sports

PE and Sport form an important part of our rich curriculum at Truro School Prep, both in terms of our weekly lessons and our extra-curricular offering. Aside from developing the actual skills of the game, children are learning additional life skills in team building, self-esteem, leadership and setting up healthy habits for life.

Our Year 6 girls enjoyed two great netball matches this week. For the first, they travelled across to the Senior School to play the U12 sides there. It was an excellent experience for the girls to play inside the Sir Ben Ainslie Sports Centre and a great opportunity to get to know the teachers and coaching staff at the Senior School ahead of their transition next academic year.

The Year 6 girls played some brilliant netball against the older (and taller) sides. The girls were not intimidated by the situation and put the opposition under pressure with their dynamic movement and passing. Olivia and India received the player of the match title from the opposition but all of the girls should be incredibly proud of the way they played.

The girls also travelled to Polwhele for a somewhat chilly netball match, the first match against them since September. It was a great opportunity to play them again and see how the team have progressed throughout the season.

An unfortunate injury kept Isobel off the court for one quarter but the girls did not let the fact that they were playing with just 6 players phase them. They controlled the passing of the ball, looking for the player who was moving into space and defended brilliantly, with India and Lucy making some great interceptions.

Polwhele had some very talented shooters and scored some great goals but for attitude, determination and teamwork we were the clear winners throughout the match and the girls represented our school brilliantly.

The Year 6 boys were also in action against Polwhele in an extremely muddy encounter. Again, the boys showed great determination and teamwork as they worked to improve their skills against tough opposition. We always believe that a muddy kit is a reflection of a team that has got stuck in and enjoyed every minute of the game. Well done to all of the boys.

With thanks to Mrs Luxton and Mrs Egford for the lovely photos and match reports.