The competitive spirit was alive and well at Penryn College recently when over 900 students battled it out at the school's annual sports day where records tumbled.

Students representing the four houses, Arwenack, Gluvias, Killigrew and Pendennis, competed in a wide range of activities in a bid to secure the title of sports day winner 2017 for their team.

The day began with team events which included everything from football, cricket, long jump and shot putt to skateboarding, cheerleading and rowing, using the school’s gym facilities. After a morning of excellent team work, the students had a well-deserved lunch break before heading to the school field.

Sat in their houses, class-mates cheered for each other while popular music pumped through speakers. PE teacher Jake Ash provided commentary as the events unfolded.

Many new records were made during the day including the year seven boys' 800m ran by Killigrew’s Zak Clemens in two minutes 31 seconds; the year year eight girls' relay which Pendennis ran in 55.95 seconds; the year nine boys' 300m run by Gluvias’ Josh Armytage in 38.50 seconds; and the year ten girls' 800m run by Arwenack’s Liberty Hartley in two minutes 49 seconds.

Head of PE Kate Blackburn said: “This year’s sports day was another great success. It was absolutely fantastic to see so many students engaged in physical activities and school sports. The atmosphere on the track was full of support for all participants, and the day was topped off by our athletes breaking numerous school records.”

At the end of a competitive day of excellent sportsmanship, the Sports Day 2017 trophy went to Killigrew.