Friday the 29th June brought about the Cornwall School games, this is an event which is part of a nationwide celebration of sport with over 44,000 children participating. Penpol were one of the many schools partaking in the event which was split across two sites; Falmouth University and Carn Brea Leisure centre.
Zara, Freya, Emma and Miranda made up the Year 5 swim team and gained their place by winning a silver medal at the Penwith Gala.
The girls swam brilliantly in their heats, all qualifying for the finals before winning the relay. In a points scoring competition each placing earned points for the team. In the finals we had a 4, 5 and 6 place with Zara wining the backstroke final.
The points were counted and the children waited nervously before their name was announced in second place. The second placed Year 5 swim team in the whole county, a fantastic achievement.
The children can be immensely proud of themselves as they not only medaled but they are the first children I have taken to the Games in my 3 years here- Mr Stanlake