Treneere All Together Partnership Festival
On Thursday 18th August we attended the '2011 Treneere All Together Partnership Festival' in Penzance.
The festival has been running for 5 years and is very much a big part of community life on the estate. Cornwall Sports Partnership attended this year for the first time to support the event.
Working in partnership with the Works Dance and Theatre Company we were able to provide dance workshops and displays from The Big Dance Company and the TR14ers.
We also worked closely with Olly Clark of Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service who organised the fourth outing for the Wheels of Fire Skateboard competition; this was held in conjunction with the Treneere All Together Festival and saw a record turnout of competitors and spectators.
The BMX tricks, skateboard flicks and scooter stunts also went down a storm at the festival. Riders, ranging in ability from complete beginners to experts and professionals, and aged from four to 40, participated in five divisions across all three disciplines.
The day was a great opportunity to promote the Sport Leaders Award to the hundreds of young people who came to watch the competition, which has become the standout event of its kind in west Cornwall.
On one of the sunniest days of the year, the explosive activity was narrated by a live MC, with music and commentary keeping the adrenaline pumping for both the crowd and competitors.
The dance workshops were provided by the TR14ers, promoting the art of dance, and proved a big hit with the young attendees; adding a whole new dimension to the festival. Some of the participants who would like to go on and enrol in further dance class in their local area will have the chance to do so by applying for funds through The Spirit of Treneere.
There were also fantastic and lively dance routines from the Big Dance Company, involving young people of all ages performing to set pieces of music.
When all the dance routines were completed the audience was invited to join in the Official Olympic Dance and the park was suddenly filled with lines of people dancing in unison.
We also occupied a CSP stand with Sport Leaders UK to promote various resources to the young people who live on the estate; helping them to make their choices on which award they might like to enrol on once back at school.
With families we were able to discuss the "Get Active Cornwall" website which was well received; being able to navigate them around the site and answer lots of their questions such as access to exercise classes and support with healthy eating.