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Treviglas developing beach skills

By Tom Howe 24th May 2017

Treviglas developing beach skills
BEACH GAMES: Local students enjoy the activities on Tolcarne that help make up Treviglas’ new range of ‘fantastic’ sessions

A LOCAL college is offering all schools in the Newquay Sports Partnership the opportunity to take part in beach games with the aim of building students’ confidence and skills on the shoreline.

Throughout the summer term, Treviglas Community College are holding sessions including surf lifesaving activities, as well as a traditional sandcastle building competitions.

Sean Wells, community sports coordinator at Treviglas, said: “The Key Stage One beach game days are an introduction to surf lifesaving events that a lot of the local youngsters will move onto when they join the amazing surf lifesaving clubs we have in the local area.

“The students came from all over Newquay, and the fantastic day was matched by the youngsters’ spirits, and the fantastic effort shown by all!”

Treviglas are working in partnership with Elemental UK at Tolcarne beach, where Treviglas now host all their beach and surf activities. Newquay Surf Lifesaving instructor Sue Butler helped run the beach flags event and said: “These young girls and boys were so competitive, wanting to win all the events; it was amazing how fast they ran!”

Girls and boys took part in the flags event where the child lies face down and, on the whistle, runs to a flag or tube sticking out of the sand approximately 20m away and tries to grab it before the other competitors. Every round a flag is taken away until you have a final pair racing for one flag. The winners were Ava and Felix. The students also had a 200m run across the sand. The schools found their best runners in a heat who then ran an inter-school race off. The students did brilliantly, as the sand is so much harder to run on than the grass athletic track at their schools. Winning this event were Megan and James.

Before the race events started, and throughout the day, a sandcastle competition took place. The competition was won by a very artistic effort by Goonhavern School.

By Tom Howe 24th May 2017

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