Pennoweth Tribes

Pennoweth Tribes
What are Tribes?
We have created tribes at Pennoweth to help all children (and staff) in school become more involved in friendly competition. 
Everyone in school is part of a tribe; they allow everyone to feel part of a bigger team outside of their classroom. 
They work in a similar way to our old 'houses' but we are hoping that through Pennoweth's 'Tribal Warfare' children will be able to compete in different events each half term. 
Our new tribes are named after four famous and beautiful gardens in Cornwall:
Tribal Warfare 2020/21 Results!
Well done to everyone for taking part in our tribal warfare this year! We hope that next year, we will be able to increase the amount of events and start competing across year groups. Well done to Eden for winning this year's tribal warfare.
1st place - Eden - 18,400 points
2nd place - Heligan - 17,800 points
3rd place - Trebah - 16,500 points
4th place - Glendurgan - 15,450 points
Tribal Sports!
Not being able to take part in our usual amount of sports events this year has been incredibly sad. However, during July, team Pennoweth have been competing in a series of tribal sporting events!
It has been wonderful to see the children in the outdoors, being active and having fun with their class; this year has seen so little of this. 
We look forward to extending our tribal warfare over the next academic year.
How does 'Tribal Warfare' work?
We give children the opportunity to compete within their tribes at least twice per half term. One of these events is usually sport or fitness based and the other is focused on an academic subject, e.g. maths, geography or art. 
The children earn points for their tribe by competing together and trying to get the highest points in the class. Each tribe is then added on to the score board for the event:
1st place - 200 points
2nd place - 150 points
3rd place - 100 points
4th place - 50 points
Our scoring system for tribal warfare means that each tribe receives points as they have all competed and put the effort in. However, the winning tribe for the class gets the highest points. 
Each half term, these points are added on to our overall leadership board, which is shown above, and badges are given out to the tribe in the lead on Marvellous Me. 
At the end of the year, the winning tribe will visit their tribal garden for a fun day out where they will be able to celebrate together.