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Pupils fighting fit for festival

By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: December 17, 2013

  • St Columb Minor Academy A team

  • Ed Byrne with the Perranporth team

  • St Columb Major Academy team

  • Ed Byrne and his team

  • TAKE THAT: Charlotte, from Goonhavern School, in action.

  • Joe for cubert Community Primary School

  • Jacob for St Columb Minor Academy

  • SPORTSMANSHIP: Above, Megan, for Perranporth, in action against a player from the Newquay Junior Academy as Treviglas Community College staged its fourth annual martial arts festival for local primary schools. Right, Ed Byrne, of the Byrne Black Belt Academy, and his team who helped to judge the event.

  • TEAM LINE-UPS: Left, St Columb Minor Academy's C team. Far left, top, Cubert Community Primary School. Far left, bottom, St Columb Major Academy. Far right, top, St Columb Minor Academy's B team. Far right, bottom, Ed Byrne with the Perranporth team. Below, St Columb Minor Academy's A team.

  • St Columb Minor Academy's B team

  • Cubert Community Primary School Team

  • Treviglas Community College martial arts festival for primary schools across Newquay

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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."

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."

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