On the 27th of June 2014 the Sainsburys Cornwall School Games were held at Richard Lander School, Truro Leisure Centre, Mount Hawke Skate Park and Truro School. This festival of sport is for the young, aspiring individuals of Cornwall, dedicated to nurturing the sporting culture legacy of the Olympic Games. During the event over 3000 young people, parents and spectators attended from schools all over Cornwall. Organised by the Cornwall School Sports Partnership, these games don’t just cover the basic sporting activities, but also include events such as sailing, beach volleyball, wheelchair basketball and a whole range of other exciting and unusual disciplines of sport.
This year a number of Year 10 students were asked to be Games Makers for the 2014 School Games. Over the past few months students from Richard Lander School, Roseland and Penair Academies and Truro School have been working closely to help revolutionise the Cornwall School Games and put a youthful twist to it. Contacting local businesses, the Games Makers raised a substantial amount of sponsorship allowing them to spend money expanding and developing this year’s games. We would particularly like to thank Nalders Solicitors, Piha, Bathroom Studios and Whirlwind Sports who all generously donated towards the Cornwall School Games. This sponsorship was used to provide extra prizes to competitors who exhibited the School Games values of passion, determination, team work, self-belief, honesty and respect, and also to commission a giant piece of art work which was spray painted on the day of the event by local artist Cosmic and a team of year 9 helpers.
We would like to thank our sponsors who helped to make this year’s games a fantastic celebration of sport and creativity.