Over 300 Cornwall Students Become 2014 School Games Makers
Friday 20th June 2014 saw over 300 students from schools across Cornwall arrive at Penair School in Truro for a training day as part of the 2014 Sainsbury's Cornwall School Games.
The Games which take place on Friday 27th June 2014 at 8 venues in and around the Truro area is supported by Sport England and the Youth Sports Trust, an independent charity devoted to changing young people's lives through sport and delivered by the Cornwall Sports Partnership.
The day started with students being introduced to the games by Tim Marrion from the Cornwall Sports Partnership. Students watched an inspiring film from the 2013 games which gave a great insight into the spirit of the games and the Olympic values the students need to adopt for the day.
Students heard from our 2014 Sainsbury's Cornwall School Games Sporting Champion Lucy Boulton, GB Volleyball player and Youth Sport Trust Athlete Mentor. Lucy said of the day: 'I had such a fantastic day at the 2014 School Games Makers Day. It was a great opportunity to meet the young volunteers before the Sainsbury's Cornwall School Games next week and I was really impressed by their enthusiasm to learn and willingness to help others'. Lucy will also be joining us for the main event on Friday 27th June 2014.
Last but not least students heard from Chris Caws, Youth Sport Trust National Tutor who spoke about the important the role of a Young Leaders is to the Sainsbury's School Games and the life skills they will learn along the way.
In the afternoon, students were transported to their designated venue to learn more about their role and also the sport they will be delivering on the day.
School Games Makers are an extremely important part of the Cornwall School Games, without them the games would not be able to go ahead. On behalf of all the Cornwall School Games Organisers we would like to say a huge thank you to all the Volunteers for their help and support.
More information about the 2014 Sainsbury's Cornwall School Games can be found here.