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Competition heats up at Beach Games

Published: June 1, 2017

The Cornwall College Group

The sun shone on students from around Cornwall as they participated in the annual Cornwall College Beach Games.

Students from Cornwall College, Duchy College and Bicton College got together to compete for pride and medals at Perranporth Beach, in Volley Ball, Rugby, Frisbee and a Swim and Run event.

Students from Cornwall College St Austell took 1st place overall, after all the points from each event had been tallied up, with Pendennis Apprentices from the Camborne campus coming in 2nd and Bicton College a respectable 3rd place.

Nathan Allan, 17, a student on the Level 3 BTEC Sports course and part of the winning team said: “I enjoyed everyone getting together and trying out different sports.”

“I think it’s good the College has held these games and I really enjoyed the swimming.” commented Nathan.

Kerran Dunne, a student on the Plant Operations course at Duchy College Rosewarne, said “I thoroughly enjoyed today, especially the Frisbee and the Rugby.”

“The weather has been great and I’ve had fun playing against the other colleges and meeting other people.”

Sports Maker at Cornwall College Camborne Kirsty Davies said, “We’ve had a really great day and we are so pleased with the turnout of students from across the whole college group. The fantastic weather has helped make the day brilliant.”

“It’s been really good to engage with pupils who might not usually be involved and those of all abilities. It’s been great to have such a diverse group of students from all subject areas participating.”

Kirsty continued, “I think the energy and enthusiasm of day has been amazing and I think everyone has had a really enjoyable day”

Student Liaison Officer at Duchy College Rosewarne, Kate Snook, commented “today has been a really good opportunity for students no matter what their sporting ability to come to the beach join together, meet up with friends from different campuses and participate in things they wouldn’t normally get the opportunity to do.”

Kate continued “today there has been sand castle building, running along the beach, swimming, frisbee, tag rugby and loads of other things going on. “

“It’s just been a great gathering of all the campuses on a beautiful day and in a beautiful place.”

Kate also wanted to reiterate a thank you to the Cornwall College Sports Makers for putting on the event, as it was a ‘brilliant day’.

For more information on the range of courses available across The Cornwall College Group visit www.cornwall.ac.uk or call 0330 123 2523.

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