Cornwall School Games

On Friday 29th June, the year 5 girls and year 6 boys and girls swimming teams went to Carn Brea to compete in the Cornwall School Games following their recent success at the Penwith Swimming Gala. Only the top teams from all over Cornwall are invited to the event needing to qualify by being 1st or 2nd in their area’s trails. After an opening ceremony and being kitted out with Penwith team t-shirts, the SIJS swim teams headed to poolside where the excitement was high and the competition was fierce. Each child swam an individual race (either, front crawl, breaststroke, backstroke or butterfly) as well as swimming in a team relay race. Points were awarded for both individual races and relay events. All of the children swam incredibly and gave their absolute all in every single race, which was reflected in the strong set of finishes each team achieved. While all the points were calculated the team waited nervously to find out if we had placed in the top 3 teams in the whole of Cornwall. The results were outstanding; Year 5 girls won gold, and both year 6 girls and boys won bronze. The level of commitment and drive all of these young swimmers demonstrated was superb and on behalf of all of St Ives Junior School, I would like to say how immensely proud of them we are. 

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