Champions Race Winners Announced!

MBA Champions Race

Mounts Bay Academy and Mount Hawke Academy have been recognised for the third year running for their participation in the Cornwall School Games.

For the third year running, Mounts Bay Academy and Mount Hawke Academy have been announced as 2018/19 winner of the Cornwall School Games 'Championship Race'. The trophies were presented at the Annual Time 2 Move PE and School Sport Conference, held last week at Callywith College.

The championship races are named after England Rugby International, and former MBA student, Jack Nowell and Helen Glover, Olympic Championship Rower. They recognise both depth and breadth of performance across all the Cornwall School Games finals events throughout the year. They celebrate and recognise the achievements and efforts of schools that not just win events but those that participate, demonstrate the six School Games Values (passion, self-belief, respect, honesty, determination and teamwork) and the School Games Mark Mount Hawke

Tim Marrion, Manager (Children, Young People and Families) at Active Cornwall, said, "the Games are about engaging a new and different young audience with our sport competition offer; those that usually don't compete or represent their school. For this reason, we celebrate the other elements of competition that children enjoy, such as taking part and working as a team. Therefore it doesn't matter if you win a gold medal, come eighth or simply take part in every sport offered; the Primary and Secondary Champions Races recognise and celebrate this. The Games are still competitive, just in a different way that hopefully increases enjoyment levels and will help inspire children to continue with school sport.

"It's fantastic that Mounts Bay and Mount Hawke have won these three years in a row, but I would like to see this as a call to action to inspire other schools across Cornwall to see if they can knock them off their top spot in 2019/20".

Children across Cornwall are currently taking part in qualifying events, ready for the first county-level Winter Games finals on 13 December at Truro School, where Secondary Schools will be competing in Handball, Netball Versatility, Rugby, Girls Football, Basketball and Wheelchair Basketball.