The School Games Mark Silver Award
We are absolutely delighted to have just been awarded the School Games Mark Silver Award for the 2016-17 year. The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust, to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. We are delighted to have been recognised for our success.
As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year. Well done to all the children and staff.
Grass Track Cycling Qualifier
On Tuesday 19th September 2017, eight of our Year 5 and 6s went to Penryn College to take part in the Peninsula Area Grass Track Cycling Qualifier. It was a fantastic afternoon’s cycling and the children all had a good time. In the end we came 5th. Well done to all of the cyclists and a huge thank you to Mrs Glanville and Mr Sims for taking the children to Penryn.
Girls’ Football Festival
On Friday 29th September 2017, ten Year 5 girls went to Penair for a girl’s football festival. They had a great time and enjoyed practising their football skills.
Thank you to Mr Sims and Mrs Glanville for taking the children.
Year 3/4 Badminton Festival
On Friday 6th October 2017, 12 of our Year 4s went to Richard Lander School to take part in a badminton festival and qualifier for the Cornwall School Games. We had two teams of 6, Team Archbishop and Team Benson. Both teams took part in a range of games, activities and challenges involving skills linked to badminton. Both teams did really well! Team Archbishop came 5th out of 11 schools and managed to qualify for the Peninsula finals as the second placed Penair feeder school. Team Benson also did well to finish 7th. A huge thank you to Mrs Glanville and Mrs Nolan for taking the children to Richard Lander.
Well done to the boys and thank you to Mr Thomas, Mrs Glanville, Mrs Phillips and all of our kind parents for helping to take the children to Truro College.
Truro Schools Gymnastics Competition
On Friday 24th November 2017, 8 of our gymnasts went to Aspire Gymnastics Academy to take part in the Truro Primary Schools Gymnastics Competition. It was an excellent afternoon's gymnastics and all of the children did incredibly well. Our club gymnasts’ team came second overall and our school gymnasts’ team came first overall in their category! 6 of our 8 gymnasts have also qualified for the next round in February.
Well done to all of the children and a huge thank you to Mrs Lyndon for coaching the girls. Thank you also to all of the parents who helped walk them to the competition.
KS2 Sportshall Athletics - Cornwall School Games Qualifier
On Friday 1st December Mrs Williams took 18 Y3 & 4 athletes, followed by 18 Y5 & 6 athletes to Penair School to compete in this exciting Cornwall School Games Qualifier. The children really enjoyed the range of disciplines which included relays, sprints, throwing and jumping. They displayed superb sportsmanship in a very tense and highly exhilarating event.
The Y3/4 team managed to finish 1st overall. The scores were as follows:
1st Archbishop Benson 342 points
2nd Bosvigo 338 points
3rd Devoran 296
The Y5/6 team also came 1st in their afternoon session. The scores were as follows:
1st Archbishop Benson 340 points
2nd Bosvigo 324 points
3rd Devoran 314 points
Their behaviour and team spirit was excellent and they did themselves and the school proud. Well done to both teams!
All 36 athletes will now go onto represent the Truro area Primary Schools Sportshall Athletics at Penryn College in the New Year.
Mrs J Williams (Athletics teacher)
School cross-country races
On Monday 4th December 2017, this year’s Key Stage 2 cross-country races and Christmas fun run took place. It was a fantastic, fun and well contested afternoon of cross-country running. The house cup was the most closely competed in recent memory, with all four house separated by just a few points. In the end, Grindal were victorious. Well done to all of the children and a huge thank you to Mrs Williams for all of her hard work organising the event. Thank you also to all of our parent and staff helpers and supporters. Special mention must go to our fabulous hares, Mrs Bullen and Mrs Harrold.
On Friday 12th January, 14 of our Year 6 children went to Penair School for a basketball competition. Our A team played well and won their group. This meant a final play-off with Devoran, the other top team in the Penair Cluster, for a place in the Peninsula finals. Unfortunately, we lost this 3-1. Our B team also did really well, winning two games, drawing one and losing three. Well done to all of the players and a big thank you to Mr Thomas Jnr and Mrs Glanville for taking the children to Penair.
Netball League Matches
Well done to our Year 6 netball team who had a great start to the league season on Monday 15th January 2018, beating Kea School 15-1 and Threemilestone School 16-0 . A huge thank you to Mrs Olds and Mrs Hirst for all of their hard work coaching the players and taking them to the matches.
KS2 Sports Hall Athletics Semi-finals (Cornwall School Games)
On Tuesday 23rd January 2018, 36 children, from years 3 to 6, took part in this exciting event held at Penryn College. They showed great skills, determination and teamwork, participating in running, throwing and jumping events. They were up against some tough competition from other primary schools in the mid Cornwall area.
The final results for the year 3 & 4 event was:
1st Archbishop Benson - 348 points
2nd Threemilestone - 318 points
3rd Constantine - 266 points
The final results for the year 5 & 6 event was:
1st Mount Hawke - 346 points
2nd Treworgie - 274 points
3rd Archbishop Benson - 264 points
The top two schools from each age group will go through to the Cornwall School Games county finals on 20th April (well done to the year 3 & 4 team).
I would like to say a giant well done to all the athletes. I am very proud of their hard work and amazing performances. They enjoyed their day and were a real credit to Archbishop Benson. Finally, a huge thank you to all the parents and carers that came to support us.
Mrs J Williams (Athletics teacher)
Gymnastics Peninsula Finals
Yesterday, we took two teams to the Peninsula gymnastics finals at Penryn Gymnastics Centre. The competition was tough, but all the gymnasts performed extremely well and were fantastic representatives for our school. Although we did not place as teams, Keby Bland placed 5th for our school team and Maisy Polkinghorne placed 4th for our club team. The gymnasts thoroughly enjoyed the competition and even got to learn and practise new skills with some of the coaches that were there! We can’t wait to compete again next year!
Truro Area Cross Country Races at Penair School
On Friday 2nd February 48 athletes from years 4, 5 and 6 took part in the Truro Area cross country races at Penair School. We were very fortunate with the weather and the sun shone nearly all afternoon. The children ran extremely well in very muddy conditions. They all showed great determination and dedication. Consequently, all the hard work and training has paid off, with 22 runners now qualifying for the Peninsula Semi Finals on 20th February at Pool Secondary School, at 4pm. This is the most that have ever qualified for the next round.
There were medals for those individuals that came 1st, 2nd and 3rd in their races. There were awarded to:
Lara H gold
Saffron J bronze
Myles R gold
Charlie M silver
Hurley O bronze
Maisy P gold
Izzy B silver
Phoebe G bronze
Jack B silver
Tarran C bronze
Olivia G gold
Lewis T bronze
There was also a team competition element for the six races, amongst the five Truro primacy schools that entered, in which we were placed:
1st in Year 4 girls
1st in Year 4 boys
1st Year 5 girls
1st Year 5 boys
1st Year 6 girls
Joint 1st Year 6 boys (with Devoran)
What fantastic results!
I would like to say a huge well done to all those that competed and thank you to all the family members that came to support for the afternoon.
Mrs J Williams (Running teacher)
Year 4 Football Tournament
On Tuesday 6th February 2018, ten of our Year 4 boys went to Truro Prep School for a football tournament. The boys did really well, winning all four of their games. They scored loads of goals and didn’t concede once all afternoon. Well done to all of the players and a huge thank you to all of our kind parents for braving the cold to support them and take them to Truro Prep.
Penair Primary Schools Netball Competition
On Friday 23rd February 2018, our Year 6 netballers went to Penair to take part in the Penair Cluster netball competition. Some great netball was played in bitterly cold winds! Our A team won the Penair competition with 1 draw and 5 wins. They now go on to the Peninsula finals at Penryn. The B team, playing their first matches of the season, won 1 game, drew 1 and lost 4 games finishing 4th overall for Penair cluster.
Individual medal winners were:
Year 3 & 4 girls
1st Lara H
2nd Saffron J
3rd Emma H
Year 3 & 4 boys
1st Myles R
2nd Alfie T
3rd Tom R
A huge thank you to all the runners and to their families for their fantastic support.
Mrs J Williams
Cross Country county semi finals
Well done to the 22 children who represented the Penair Cluster at the Peninsula Cross Country races held at Pool School on Tuesday 7th March 2018. We managed to dodge the showers and all the children ran extremely well on a very flat and fast course.
Twelve children now go on to represent the Peninsula Area on Thursday 15th March at 2.30pm.
The results for these children were:
1 Lara H
6 Saffron J
14 Amelie G
1 Myles R
4 Tom R
8 Alfie T
10 Charlie M
14 William S
4 Maisy P
10 Olivia G
13 Xanthe K
8 Lewis T
Thank you to all the parents that helped transport the children to this event.
We wish the runners all the best for the county finals.
Mrs J Williams (cross country teacher)
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