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Taking place at Carn Brea Leisure Centre this week, the Trevictus Games proved a wonderful occasion.
The games, which include varied sports and activities, form an inclusive sporting event aimed at primary school children with additional learning needs, and in total164 children representing 18 schools (including four Area Resource Base – ARB schools), mostly from the Camborne, Pool and Redruth area, plus Falmouth, Constantine, Penryn, Tregolls and St. Issey took part.
Event organiser Paul Reynolds, who is PE Coordinator at Trevithick Learning Academy, said:
This was our third games, but our first at Carn Brea. The morning was a tremendous success, with positive feedback from all schools and the participating children.
Rugby with the Cornish Pirates was also a brilliant addition to this year’s event and every child left with a smile on their face.
In short it was a great event for ‘One & All’!
A collection held at the recent Cornish Pirates versus Jersey Reds match to support ‘Combat Stress’ helped raise £475-62 for the worthy charity.
A new concept from New Zealand, ‘PopUP Rugby’, was introduced to Cornwall at an inaugural event which took place at Penryn RFC on Wednesday evening.
Colin Groves, who is also Chairman of Waikato Rugby in New Zealand, happily responded when invited to open the new ‘Pitter Patter Playtime’ nursery in Truro.