A record number of students at Camborne Science and International Academy enjoyed Sports Day at Carn Brea Leisure Centre.

“Our annual Sports Day was a massive success seeing students of all ages competing in various events, and having a fantastic time together!” said Fiona Rowles-Jane, Head of PE, Sport and Dance. “Our House Teams competed against each other in year groups and there was so much friendly rivalry and enthusiasm throughout the day.”

CSIA’s Sports Day is “designed to be exciting, challenging and rewarding, a day which our students look forward to all year.” The students took part in various events including track, shot put, discus, javelin, long jump and high jump.

“Each student within a tutor group selected an event and competed to the best of their ability on the day,” said Fiona. “A large number of Year 10 sports leaders assisted at each event and it was fantastic to see so many of them supporting the activities and ensuring the day went smoothly.”

Students not only competed on behalf of their tutor group but their achievements also counted towards the House competition, with House Aztec winning overall champions on the day.

Laticia, a student in Year 10, said: “It was great to see so much team work and sportsmanship even though we were competing against each other!”

“The atmosphere was lively and exciting with spectators cheering loud!” said Fiona. “The day always illustrates that sport is so diverse with many opportunities to get involved and be active. Our students showed fantastic sportsmanship throughout the day and they were very supportive of their peers which was fantastic to see.”

The relay races at the end of the day showed a huge commitment from students as they were competing in single sex relays for their tutors.

At the end of the day, Simon Horner, Vice Principal at CSIA, presented the overall tutor group winners in Year 7, 8 and 9 as well as the overall house winners, as a fitting grand finale.

“All of our students showed determination, team spirit and a real passion to achieve. All the students and parents thoroughly enjoyed the day of activities,” added Fiona.

“It’s fantastic to play sport and be active for health reasons, but there is so much more to Sports Day than that,” added Mr Kenworthy. “Sport enhances mental and physical development and allows young people to learn some key skills for life - the importance of training hard and practicing regularly, the need for self-confidence and determination as well as teaching leadership and respect. We congratulate everyone who took part in the day!”