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Sports Presentation Evening

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Students from Falmouth School and local primary schools were recognised for another outstanding year of sport at the recent Sports Presentation evening. Students of all ages across the primaries and Falmouth School have once again showed what talent they have with an impressive and ever growing list of achievements.

A packed crowd of over 300 guests came to see various awards handed out for excellent training, improvements, performance and volunteering. With such a huge field of over 1000 students to select from, all nominees and winners did exceptionally well to gain their respective recognition. The evening was compered by head of PE Mrs Benney, with the school welcoming Olympic rowing medallist and Sky Sports Living for Sport Ambassador, Annie Vernon who gave out the awards.

The evening kicked off with a look back at the hugely successful recent sports festival to set the tone for what was another superb evening. The primary schools were the first to be recognised for their achievements, with Alistair Kennedy of King Charles School winning the Year 3 and 4 volunteer award and Jocelyn Ecclestone of St Francis School for Years 5 and 6. St Francis School received the outstanding commitment to primary sport award.

The awards came thick and fast as the night progressed, with Will Phillips named volunteer of the year, with both Ten Tors teams (35 and 45 mile) named the teams of the year. This year’s awards also saw the addition of dance awards into each category to give recognition to the exceptional dance talent we have in the school. The first set of awards were for Lower School students as Layla Hillier, Jacob Hurtle Hymans and Abbie Burley were named the best trainers. The Lower School improvement awards went to Harriette Ling, Jack Hirst and Athena Hellinikakis-Martin with Naomi Marsh, James Horton and Aimee Wandless named the performers of the year. Upper School, winners included: Hannah Marsh, Matthew Baxter, Merryn Peters, Beth King, Jack Yates, Hannah Cox, Rosie Boulton, Thomas Trebilcock and Ethan King.

The next part of the evening was dedicated to Sporting Excellence across Falmouth School and included a video montage of Falmouth School’s outstanding students performing within their sports outside of school, showcasing many superb individual performances. Elliot Bullen and Thomas Trebilcock were selected as award winners for this category fighting off tough competition from the other nominees who all collected certificates to congratulate them on their success. The final awards on the evening were the coveted female and male to the year, which went to Rosie Boulton and Theo Fleming – both of whom have gained GB level recognition for surf lifesaving.

Head of PE Mrs Benney spoke of what was a fantastic evening “This is the second year we have run a sports celebration evening, it was a truly fantastic evening. I feel incredibly honoured to teach these amazing students and last night proved the sporting talent we have at Falmouth School is exceptional. All nominees should be incredibly proud of their achievements in sport/dance this year and we are all very excited about the next year of sport at Falmouth School. With the brand new sports development, the new team strips and array of regional, national and international sports trips we have planned it is sure to be another outstanding year.

Posted on: 24/07/17

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