Sports Day 2021
Sports Day returned in style this week, with an action packed and fun filled day in the sun for our students. After a two-year absence through covid, it was great to see so many smiles on faces again and a tremendous atmosphere around the school site. As we know, covid has meant things aren’t back to normal yet and despite some of our students isolating at home, there was a chance to stay involved virtually with students completing activities at home to win points for their houses! Our showpiece facility, Falmouth Sports Hub, was the epicentre of the day with multiple activities taking place. Simultaneous football and rugby games ran, before some exciting kicking and crossbar challenges developed. While ball games dominated the 3G pitch, students were put through their paces in the evolve gym with some tough fitness challenges. Adjacent to the sports hub, there were some very competitive volleyball matches, with some of our teachers taking it more seriously than others…
The wide open space of the channel four pitch was the home to softball and rounders, while over on Posers, there was its usual diversity and quirkiness – none more so than in the ‘alternative athletics’. Cricket, cycling and some classics like the egg and spoon were completed which involved lots of laughter and fun. Inside the building in the cool, there was still plenty of choice with table tennis and basketball in the sports hall, dodgeball in the gym and some very energetic dancing and interesting shapes thrown by our teachers in the dance studio. The playing courts were put to good use too, with some seriously skilful tennis and netball on display. In addition to these activities, one very special Student Rita took on her own walking challenge in our new sensory garden at the school. Competition was as fierce as normal in school and at home, with every point counting to see who out of Trelawney, Smithwick, Boscowen and Melvill would claim the crown. Look out for our results towards the end of term!
Mrs Benney said “I am thrilled we were able to go ahead with our sports day this year and overcome challenges faced to provide an action packed day of sport for our students both in school and isolating at home. After missing sports day last year, it felt all the more fantastic watching students competing in their chosen activities from the list of 16 sports provided, to challenge their peers and most importantly forget about everything else going on, whilst having lots of fun! I was so impressed by student's impeccable behaviour and attitudes towards the day and I couldn't be prouder of our school team pulling together to make the day such a huge success. Every single person's contribution on the day counted in the final results which I can't wait to announce at the end of term. I would like to thank the students of Falmouth School for being an absolute pleasure and making our jobs so rewarding.”
Posted on: 2/07/21