Rugby match with a difference! Students vs Staff

21 April 2017

On Friday 24th March students were treated to a very unique game of rugby as their last experience of the sport at Penryn College. The year 11 team faced none other than their own teachers as a final leaving gift.

Lessons over for the day, the two teams gathered on the school’s synthetic turf pitch as friends, family and co-workers watched on in excitement – and slight amusement. What followed was an enthralling game of tag rugby with end to end action. There was quality handling, outrageous dummies and phenomenal side stepping which thrilled the crowds.

Pupils were extremely excited by the prospect of playing their teachers and confident their “supreme fitness” would be enough to overpower the staff team.

“The atmosphere was incredible and the game was played in tremendous spirit” said PE teacher and Head of Arewenack house Mr Excell who organised the game. “It made the whole event a privilege to be a part of”.

Both sides played tremendously, but it was the staff team who won the bragging rights winning 12 – 8. Their experience paid dividends.

“It was an excellent way to end the term and thank you to everyone involved for their support. Special mention to the staff who gave their all playing and I believe are still recovering…”

Staff Team: Mr Childs, Mr Willey, Mr Bradley, Mr Davis, Mr Excell, Mr Lugg, Mr Rainbird, Mr Ludlow, Mr Martinez and Mr Cunningham.’