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Cornwall's Future Olympians Compete
9:49am 22nd June 2012
Cornwall's future Olympians show off their talents.
Over 3,000 children are at the School Games in Newquay.
It is the biggest ever sporting event of its kind to be held here.
There will be an Opening Ceremony at Newquay Tretherras for all the students competing plus a Medal Ceremony.
Some students will compete at Carn Brea Athletics Track too.
Injecting a Cornish twist to the programme, the event will also see students compete in surfing, beach volleyball, gig rowing and surf lifesaving amongst the line-up of sports.
Watching on, members of Team GB, including weightlifter Michaela Breeze.
Marie Hunter, Chair of the Cornwall School Games Organising Committee and advocate Head Teacher said:
"This is such a great moment for the young people of Cornwall. In this Olympic year, experiencing the thrill of testing themselves against the very best young sportsmen and women from every school in Cornwall is very special. The young people themselves are responsible for much of the organisation of this prestigious event which promises to be every bit as exciting for them as London 2012."
Organiser and Penryn teacher Mark Holmes says it ties in perfectly with the Olympics:
"It gives them that feeling of being part of a multi-sport event. So, it's really exciting and the idea that they can achieve their personal best, really get a buzz, feel part of a school community and do something for their school, is really important"
"It's bringing communities together, working together for a common goal which in this case is sport. It's all about giving young people the encouragement and skills to actually go further in whatever it is in life, because most of them won't be professional sports people"
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