Boarding Activities

Boarding School in Cornwall, UK

Our boarders enjoy a variety of activities throughout the term. You can find details of the most recent by reading the weekly boarders’ blog.

Boarders’ Trips and Visits

Boarders’ trips will take place at weekends and occasionally during week day evenings. The trips are an opportunity for the boarding community to come together, to have fun, to learn something new and to give you the chance to see this wonderful county and all it has to offer. Generally the houses will arrange their own events, but some activities are done as a whole community. It is our commitment to ensure that all boarders have access to a fantastic range of trips and visits, which enriches your time as a Truro School boarder.
We encourage all boarders to make the most of this opportunity. Some events are weather dependent and take place in the term which is most appropriate. Others occur across all three terms.

The list below gives an example of the types of events in which the boarders have participated, take a look at the latest boarding blogs at the bottom of the page as well to get a taste of what Truro school boarders have been up to:


  • Beach trips to Perranporth, Porthtowan, Fistral and Tol-carne, with the opportunity to relax, walk or surf
  • Golf at Holywell pitch and putt
  • Cinema trips to see the latest movies
  • Shopping at St Ives
  • Go-Karting at St Eval and Liskeard
  • Ice Skating at the Eden Project
  • Dry slope skiing and Fondue evening at the Plymouth Ski Centre
  • Trips to see Plymouth Argyle play football
  • 10-pin bowling
  • Enterprise Boat trips
  • Country or Coastal Path walks
  • Hall for Cornwall concerts
  • Combat Lazer (indoors and outdoors)
  • The Seal Sanctuary
  • Karaoke nights
  • Paintballing
  • National Trust properties
  • House meals to various restaurants.
  • Boarders Camp to Hendra Tourist Park (3 day event)
  • The Royal Cornwall Show
  • BBQs
  • Movie and Pizza nights
  • Plymouth or Newquay Aquarium
  • Cycling on Camel Trail

Boarders’ use of the Sir Ben Ainslie Sports Centre

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8.00 – 9.00pm Fitness suite
(11–16 year olds)
Fitness suite
(11–16 year olds)
8.30 – 9.30pm
(11-16 year olds)
(Astro pitch)
5 a side football
(SBASC Sports Hall)
9.00 – 10.00pm Fitness suite
(16+ year olds)
Fitness suite
(16+ year olds)
Fitness suite
(16+ year olds)
Fitness suite
(16+ year olds)
Fitness suite
(16+ year olds)
5 a side football
(SBASC Sports Hall)
(16+ year olds)
Basketball / Badminton 5 a side football
(SBASC Sports Hall)
Squash Squash

Additionally, boarders can attend fitness classes (age restrictions apply) and can use the swimming pool during general opening hours for members:

Swimming Times
Monday 8pm – 10pm
Tuesday 4pm – 7pm
Wednesday 6.30am – 8.30am
6pm – 8pm
Thursday 7pm – 8pm
Friday 4pm – 6pm
Saturday 11am – 1pm
Sunday 12pm – 2.30pm (Family Splash)

Boarders' Blog

Boarders' Blog

Junior Girls’ Boarding Update: 22 May 2017

Well this will be the last blog of the half term and I can’t believe that we only have one week left! It has been a quiet week for the majority of the girls however Lucy has been incredibly busy performing at the Hall for Cornwall in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. I was lucky enough to go and see it and it was fantastic. Well done...
Boarders' Blog

Senior Girls’ Boarding Update: 22 May 2017

Truro has had some great weather over the weekend - perfect for our surfing trip today! We travelled by minibus to Perranporth for our 2 hour surf lesson. First we had to get changed and as it was sunny, pulling on wetsuits proved tricky. James and Simon were our instructors for the afternoon and really helped us with our technique. Polina was whizzing by and standing up in no time while Anna, who had been on the Portugal surf trip, was making it look effortless....
Boarders' Blog

Senior Boys’ Boarding Blog Update: 22 May 2017

This has been a quieter week in Trennick due to the increased focus on academic studies - the exam season has recently kicked in. The 5th Year students began their study leave and have taken on more responsibility for managing their own time. At morning roll call they have been planning their day and dividing it up between studying in the library, attending lessons or clinics, or visiting the Sir Ben Ainslie Sports Centre. So far they have all adapted well and shown good levels of self...
Boys' Boarding at Truro School, Cornwall, UK.
Boarders' Blog

Junior Boys’ Boarding Update: 22 May 2017

On Friday night, many of the boys went out to do various sporting activities including Nick who travelled to the Girls’ High School to train with the County Hockey Team. Well done to Harry for completing his Duke of Edinburgh weekend expedition near Padstow last weekend. Saturday was spent with free time – with end of year exams approaching, this meant working for a few of the boys, and others went into town to see friends or used the school gym and pool...