The campaign was kicked off yesterday afternoon when girls from Year 7 to Sixth Form were challenged to take on a series of inter-house sports competitions in aid of Sport Relief.

Activities involved some of the school’s most popular sports including swimming, netball, football and basketball.

The Prep School will also be taking on their own sporting challenge later in the week.

Other activities set to take place as part of the new sport campaign include a 5K park run at the end of the month as well as entering a THS team into the Falmouth Race for Life in May.

The launch comes as research undertaken by the University of South Australia and MSH Medical School Hamburg shows that sport can protect us from developing serious mental health disorders.

Aware of the value sport adds to every student’s wellbeing, these events form part of a whole-school campaign which aims to help students build resilience, get active and ensure they are emotionally and physically best prepared to face the future.

Deputy Head, Miss Deb Freeman said: “There was a brilliant atmosphere this afternoon. Getting involved with sport is such an important way for girls to improve their wellbeing and build resilience and, whilst we have our fair share of elite athletes, today has shown just how keen our girls are to get stuck in and try something new no matter their ability.”

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