This week we are so excited to announce the opening of the first ever Cornwall Virtual School Games sponsored by the University of Exeter!

This year Cornwall is celebrating ten years of it’s annual School Games. One of our CELT secondary schools, Poltair School, was due to host the Games this year. This has not been possible given that all schools remain in partial lockdown due to the continuing Covid-19 threat. However, Poltair School, along with our other CELT academies, are excited to be participating in Cornwall’s first ever Virtual Games.

Lee Adams, Curriculum Team Leader for PE at Poltair School said: “Poltair School is really looking forward to the Virtual School games and will be encouraging all students, staff and families to get involved over the coming weeks. What a great way to bring the spirit of the School Games back and put a smile on so many young people’s faces by representing their schools once again. Best of luck everyone and do your schools proud.”

The #CornwallVSG2020 started today with a virtual opening ceremony. Poltair’s Mr Adams and Year 10 sports leaders Reehan and Gwen appear in the video to wish everyone taking part the best of luck, with Gwen reading The School Games Oath.

Reehan Hussain, Year 10 Sports Leader from Poltair School, said: “I hope you are excited about the challenges released today. The Virtual School Games is a great opportunity to represent your school again and get involved in activities whilst scoring points for your school. I will definitely be taking part for Poltair and hope you do too for your school.”

During this week, children and young people from reception through to year 10 will be completing 14 different sport-based challenges. There will be one sport-based challenge per day with Athletics on Monday, Bowls & Boccia on Tuesday, Dance & Gymnastics on Wednesday, Volleyball on Thursday, Tennis on Friday and throughout the whole week ‘Making Up The Miles’. We have had an amazing number of CELT students take part – and we have seen them dressed up as birds, cats, and bears, as well as lots of families joining in. One young lady even took part with her 5-month-old brother!

By getting involved in this year’s Games, our CELT students will have the chance to learn something new, connect with their friends from school and their family, get physically active and give some of their time to gain points for their school.

Follow with the social media hashtag #CornwallVSG2020 

Check out the Cornwall School Games Facebook page@CornwallSchoolGames