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Last Thursday saw Mounts Bay Academy host the latest Primary School’s Rugby Festival organised by the Cornish Pirates.
In welcome spring sunshine children from Heamoor Community Primary, Gulval School, Bodriggy Academy, St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Alverton Primary, St. Erth Community Primary, Mousehole Primary and Sennen Primary schools all took part in the Festival, to conclude six weeks of coaching delivered by Cornish Pirates’ Community Engagement Manager Sam Teasdale.
The coaching not only introduced rugby and its core values to some of the children but also developed the skills of those already playing Mini-Junior rugby. Equally important, Sam ensures the teachers also take away valuable coaching techniques, thereby enhancing their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and offering sustainable sports participation in the future.
All the children and staff were smiling and enjoying the day – partly because of the lovely weather, of course, but also because of the recent Stadium news from County Hall!
Cornish Pirates players Mike Pope and Tom Cowan-Dickie also thoroughly enjoyed the experience and engaged with the youngsters. Sam said:
This positive engagement and great experience is exactly what the Stadium for Cornwall can further enhance and develop – what a wonderful opportunity we have ahead of us.
Mr Caldwell, Deputy Head of Heamoor Community Primary School commented:
It was excellent to see so many children enjoying themselves through the means of sport.
For further information about School Rugby Programmes and Cornish Pirates’ Community involvement in general, please contact Community Engagement Manager Sam Teasdale, Email: [email protected]
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