The newly named Falmouth School Sports Festival provided a fun filled and action packed day with over 600 students competing in up to 20 different activities.

The excellent atmosphere between the students was evident all day, but competition was still fierce as the coveted sports day title was up for grabs with the winner being announced in this week’s end of year assembly.

Students in the four houses, Trelawney, Smithwick, Boscawen and Melvill, showed their colours, with some fantastic displays of commitment and talent.

There were plenty of sports day classics on offer, including the egg and spoon race, sack race, three legged race and even dressing the teachers and the more traditional cycling, volleyball, football, netball, cricket, fitness testing, tug of war, athletics, rounders, softball, standing jump, cheerleading, shot putt and high jump.

Huge crowds gathered at break and lunch time for a chance to throw wet sponges and plates of cream at the teachers, raising funds for the Cambodia trip. Teachers had a chance for revenge later in the day as they competed alongside students.

Head of PE Mrs C Benney said: “Our Sports Festival was hugely successful. I was so proud to see every student in year seven to ten compete in a host of different sporting events to raise points collectively as a big team within each house.

"Students' enthusiasm and motivation to do well, along with the passion and excitement from the staff created a truly fantastic atmosphere. The sports festival is a very important part of school that everyone enjoys and looks forward to, because there really is something on offer for everyone."