The Cornwall School Games go virtual

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The Cornwall School Games go virtual

Published at 3:42pm 9th June 2020.

This year, the Cornwall School Games will be held virtually across the county - and registration is now open!

Schools can register to take part through visiting the Cornwall School Games Facebook page or the Cornwall School Games section of the Active Cornwall website to download the registration form. The schools who register between 8th June - 14th June, and participate in the #CornwallVSG2020, will be put into a prize draw with a chance of winning £1,000 towards delivery of their PE&SS programme!
 
As well as that, each school that participates will receive a University of Exeter #CornwallVSG2020 pennant and each school that gets 50 children to participate (lower for smaller primary schools) receives 50 #CornwallVSG2020 University of Exeter T shirts.

‘We are excited to introduce this year’s Games… with a twist!

Although we won’t be going to our original host venue, Poltair School we will be coming together to take part in the Cornwall School Games and get active, focus on wellbeing and take on some active challenges!

It is also great to see such interest I the first hour of opening registrations and hopefully we will have 3,000 young people taking part across Cornwall.’

Megan Hilley leading the Virtual School Games at Active Cornwall

Last year, Lucy, from Breakfast, hosted the Cornwall School Games at Bodmin College with over 3,000 students taking part and organisers hope that this year the games will be just as successful. 

There is something every student can get involved with in the Cornwall School Games.

There will be a full week of sports based physical activity challenges, suitable for both primary and secondary aged children, with adaptations to suit all abilities.

The programme for the week includes:

• Monday 22nd June – Athletics
• Tuesday 23rd June – Bowls and Boccia
• Wednesday 24th June – Gymnastics and Dance
• Thursday 25th June – Volleyball
• Friday 26th June - Tennis

As well as the above, there will also be a separate task running throughout the whole week called ‘Making up the Miles’. This will involve participants walking, running, cycling, skating or scooting to see who can cover the most distance throughout the week.

Children score points for their school by completing and participating in the above challenges and can earn bonus points for sharing photos on social media encouraging others to get involved.

But, this year, the Cornwall School Games isn't just for the kids! Family members and school teachers are being encouraged to give it a go by completing challenges wearing fancy dress and for posting a video online.

Find more information about participating in the Cornwall School Games, here.

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