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OCRA School Sports Report – Q1, 2019

Image: Tavistock Dance FestivalOCRA currently fulfils the role of School Sports Co-ordinator for Dartmoor MAT (Okehampton and area schools) and Tavistock Area Schools. Please see our event reports on our schools page for news throughout the year.

Wednesday 23rd January was the West Devon Sportshall finals, held at Tavistock College Sportshall. Taking part were – Whitchurch, St Andrew’s A & B, St Peter’s, Okehampton, Hatherleigh, South and North Tawton. Keith & Jayne Reed, Martin Exley-Deane, Stuart Lord and Mhairi McCall  plus 10 young sports leaders officiated over the event. Continue reading OCRA School Sports Report – Q1, 2019

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West Devon Teams bring back medals from County Games

Image: St Andrew's XC squads county games 2019_1024_768 8 teams from West Devon Primary Schools took part in the cross country event at the School Winter Games County Finals, held at Paignton on Thursday 28th March.

St Andrew’s year 3/4 & 5/6 boys, Whitchurch 3/4 girls & Tavistock 5/6 girls had won through to the County finals by winning the West Devon event on the 7th March.

There were 18 teams and approx. 90 runners from all over Devon in each race. A maximum of 6 runners raced for a team with the first 4 finishers counting for results. Continue reading West Devon Teams bring back medals from County Games

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The ‘hares’ – schools cross-country

Image: The Hares with Adam Holland
The Hares with Adam Holland

Well known marathon runner Adam Holland made a very welcome appearance at the Tavistock Area Schools first Cross Country event on 12th February. Pictured is Adam with Nicolas Maczugowzki and Joel Lake of Tavistock Athletic Club ‘haring’ the Year 5 and 6 boys race, which was win by Fynn Baker of Milton Abbot school. Continue reading The ‘hares’ – schools cross-country

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Tavistock Area Schools Cross Country Series 2019

The first cross country event of the 2019 Tavistock Primary Schools series took place in the Meadows on a mild Tuesday afternoon in February.

Year 3/4 girls started the series with Lamorna Cox of St Andrew’s leading the others home. Nell Maguire of Whitchurch was 2nd followed by Hazel Stead of St Peter’s and Florence Riggott and Tamzin Jarman both of Whitchurch. JJ Lake of TAC was the ‘hare’ for these girls. Continue reading Tavistock Area Schools Cross Country Series 2019

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Movement & Dance day at Okehampton College

Okehampton Area Primary Schools Year 3 Movement & Dance day at Okehampton College

Tuesday 5th February saw 225 year 3 children from Okehampton, Lewtrenchard, Boasley Cross, South Tawton, Exbourne, Hatherleigh, North Tawton, Bridestowe, Highampton and Chagford taking part in the annual Movement & Dance day at Okehampton College.

OCRA Gymnastics coach, Vicki Pritchard, aided by Okehampton college young sports leaders, had the children learning new skills on the double mini trampoline, Ellodie Stott, dance instructor taught some rock n roll moves and Sue Yelland, OCRA stalwart, provided some agility and co-ordination stations, run by the young sports leaders.

A great day was had by all.

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Stepping Out for Tavi Schools Dance Festival

Tavi Schools Dance Festival 2019230 Year-4 children attended the Tavistock area dance festival on 14th January. Split across two venues – King’s Community Church and Tavistock Scout Hall, the morning session had 134 attending, with 96 attending the afternoon session, including one surprise wheel chair user for whom the instructors altered their routines slightly to ensure everyone had a good time.
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