Pupils fighting fit for festival
YOUNGSTERS from across Newquay battled for the winning title at a martial arts festival.
Treviglas Community College hosted its fourth annual martial arts festival for primary schools last week.
The festival was developed in partnership with Ed Byrne, of the Byrne Black Belt Academy. He and his instructors helped run the festival, providing many of the judges for the bouts.
Mr Byrne said: "All the bouts were held in a fantastic, positive spirit, with good sportsmanship."
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Treviglas elite martial arts sports leaders also helped judge some bouts.
The scorers and timekeepers on the day were Year 10 sports leaders who, as part of their leadership course, help with running and organising the college's primary festivals.
Eden Benney, Year 13 elite martial arts sports leader and European champion, said: "I really enjoy working with the young teams. We have run a festival like this in college on a smaller scale, but this was amazing with all the different schools and children.
"I hope that these experiences will help me become a top instructor one day." Sean Wells, community sports co-ordinator for Treviglas, said: "At Treviglas, we are very lucky to have five British champions in different martial arts. Many of our students are excelling at individual sports for their leisure activities.
"We therefore hope to develop martial arts in curriculum enhancement time in college and be the centre of a martial arts hub for schools in the area.
"With our leadership of sports partnership events across Newquay we are always looking to include as many different sporting activities as possible.
"Our young people love it."