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As another school year nears conclusion, the Cornish Pirates have completed their final two Community Festivals organised by Sam Teasdale, the club’s Community Engagement Manager.
The penultimate festival, which took place at Callywith College, Bodmin, involved children from St Petroc’s C of E School, St Catherine’s C of E School, Altarnun Primary School, Tregadillett Primary School, Coads Green Primary School, Lanivet Community Primary School, Boscastle Community Primary School, Port Isaac Community Primary School, Beacon ACE Academy, St Mabyn C of E School, St Tudy C of E School, Lewannick Community Primary School and Otterham Community Primary School.
Rugby’s core values were admirably displayed along with good entertaining rugby. A huge thank-you is also due the Callywith Students for assisting in the running of the event.
Following the festival Cornish Pirates player Alex Schwarz, who attended with fellow squad member Antonio Kiri Kiri, commented:
The event was a pleasure to witness, the young players displaying the right attitude and playing some really impressive rugby.
The final festival, involving children from Gulval School, Marazion School, Pensans Primary School, Newlyn School, Mousehole Primary School, St Mary’s C of E School and St Mary’s Catholic School, was held at Mounts Bay Academy.
Speaking on behalf of the Cornish Pirates, player Brett Beukeboom, who attended with fellow squad members Will Cargill and Tom Cowan-Dickie, said:
What a great end to the school year with another very enjoyable afternoon. Our thanks go to Mounts Bay Academy and well done to all of the children involved!
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