Mr C Coyle-Chislett

secretary@penpol.cornwall.sch.uk

01736 753472

2 St George's Road, Hayle, Cornwall, TR27 4AH

Cornwall Schools Finals Touch Rugby Champions

Penpol School were crowned Cornwall Finals Plate Champions on Tuesday 21st May at Redruth RFC. With 22 of the area finalist schools attending, competition was certainly tough. In the first round of matches it was certainly tight and it took Penpol a couple of games to kick into gear.

Once up and running, the children played some fantastic rugby and always looked like the side that was going to score at some point. The defence was solid and they worked hard as a team to deny the other teams. In fact, during the whole tournament, we only let in 3 tries!

Following the rounds we then went into the Plate competition. The quarter final was against Marlborough School and we won 3-2 with a late try. Into the semi-finals against Mount Hawke – this was a tight affair and even though we were nearly scored so many times we just couldn’t get across the try line. The game went into extra time and then extra-extra time until it was eventually stopped and the officials went back to the tries scored in the previous game which meant we were through to the final.

The final was played against Stithians School. In front of the main grandstand, a number of people were watching this one. Again this was a tight game. You could see both teams now starting to tire and Dom saw a gap, burst through and scored the winning try.

Penpol had won the final! The children received their medals supported by the other schools.

I was so proud of the teamwork, effort and their conduct throughout the entire tournament. I was also pleased that we had some Y4 and Y5’s playing so the future looks bright as well!

Mr Peck

 

 

Yr 5 have an awesome time at Porthpean

The eagerly anticipated Y5 Penpol Camp took place last week at Porthpean and what an enjoyable trip it was!

On the first day, the children (and the teachers) took part in climbing and archery before a feast of a tea – a delightful roast dinner. After a contented sleep, drifting off to the sounds of three tractors working away in the field next to us, we woke, had a full English and got on with the day.

Day 2 consisted of cycling, problem solving and a rather exhilarating high-ropes course. It was great to see children and adults push their comfort boundaries with this. In the evening, Penpol, led by dance expert Rocky, busted some moves on the dance floor at the disco before a peaceful sleep ensued.

After packing in the morning of the last day and another fine full english, it was down to the beach to take part in some paddle-boarding, kayaking or coasteering, complete with slate-made make-up!

It was a superb few days made all the better by the glorious weather and friendly experts who guided us through each activity. Thank you, Porthpean!

Class 8 have made an Elephant inspired by Art from India

Class 8 have been learning about India for the last couple of weeks, including looking at some of the beautiful vibrant artwork that has been inspired by Indian culture over the years.

Having considered lots of examples and discussed the colours and shapes that make them stand out, we set to work designing our own colour scheme and patterns in Keynote.

Everyone created their own motif based on this theme and then we put them all together in one document to create that beautiful elephant you can see above.  Finally we used some of the animation tools in Keynote to make each design rotate slowly, creating the mesmerising colourful effect for our whole-class artwork.

Well done Class 8, it looks great!

Year 6s bring their classrooms to life using Stop Motion

This week the Year 6’s have been exploring film making by looking at Stop Motion Animation. ¬†Using the iPads and a huge amount of their own imagination, they have come up with some incredible short films which they have filmed and directed themselves.

This is a showreel of the films made by Class 13:

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And here are the short films made by Class 14:

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Penwith Schools Touch Rugby Tournament

On Thursday 25th April, Penpol School took two rugby teams to the Penwith Schools Touch Rugby Tournament at Hayle RFC. It was a fantastic tournament and both teams did themselves proud.

The two teams were split into two different pools where they played 3 matches. Depending on these results, all teams were then split down again into further competitions. Team B went into the Plate competition and Team A went into the Cup competition.

                     

It was fast and furious with little time for breaks and matches came quickly one after the other. For some children, it was the first time playing in a rugby team and representing the school. Team B improved greatly over the competition and everybody in this team contributed fantastically.

 

                     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Team A won all of their games until narrowly losing by one try in the semi-final. The team then played for third place which they won. Team A were presented with medals and have qualified for the Cornwall finals on Tuesday 21st May at Redruth RFC. We will be taking a larger squad of 12 for this tournament and hope to come back with further medals.

                   

Thank you to all the parents and families for supporting us on the day. See you at the next one!