Sports Day Round-up 201712 July 2017
Though delayed due to weather, nothing was going to dampen the spirits of the 900 + students who took part in Penryn College Sports day, the day that decided which house would hold the sports day trophy (and bragging rights) for the next 12 months.
It began with team events. Each house entered two teams per year group who were able to sign up for a huge variety of sports; everything from Football, Cricket, Long Jump and Shot Putt to Skateboarding, Street Dance and a mini Triathlon.
After a morning of excellent teamwork, and a well-deserved lunch, the students headed back down to the field where the stage had been set for an afternoon of athletics. Sat in their houses, class-mates cheered for each other while popular music pumped through speakers.
The speakers were also used to share radio-worthy live commentary from the College’s very own MC, PE teacher Jake Ash.
It was a fantastic day with records broken across the board.
In Killigrew Zac Clemens set a new record for the year 7 boys 800m race, crossing the finish line at 2 minutes 31.
Gluvias House saw Josh Armytage beat the record for the year 9 boys 300m in 38.50 seconds.
Liberty Hartley in Arwenack ran the year 10 girls 800m in 2 minutes 49 and Summer Kemp in Pendennis set two new records for year 9 girls in both the 300m (47.73 seconds) and the 800m (2 minutes 36 seconds).
Relay scores were incredibly tight with Arwenack, Killigrew and Pendennis all scoring 58 Points.
It was a brilliant day of sports and every student showed excellent competitive spirit.
After all the scores were tallied up, the title of Sports Day Champions 2017 went to: Killigrew!