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

Senior Girls’ Boarding Update: 27 March 2017

This weekend was the first of the year where we had uninterrupted sunshine and it was fabulous. On Saturday all the students travelled to Crantock beach near Newquay to support the local environmental charity Surfers Against Sewage. This charity looks at clearing up and maintaining our beautiful beaches. They focus on reducing litter and sewage at beaches as well as tackling bigger global issues such as toxic waste and climate change....
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Junior Girls’ Boarding Update: 27 March 2017

I don’t think we could have packed anymore in. On Friday evening the girls made their usual trip up to the Sports Centre to play some badminton. The sunshine came on Saturday and the whole boarding community came together for the annual beach clean. We all boarded the coach and travelled to Crantock Beach on the North Coast of Cornwall....
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Senior Boys’ Boarding Update: 27 March 2017

It has been another busy but enjoyable week in Trennick with many activities taking place which the boys continue to be fully involved with. Fahed and Callum went to Dartmoor for the weekend to take part in a training expedition for the Silver Duke Of Edinburgh Award's Scheme. They left school after lessons on Friday and enjoyed two unbroken days of sunshine on Dartmoor. Anyone who has been onto Dartmoor will know full well that two days in a row on sunshine is a rarity so Fahed and Callum chose their weekend...
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Junior Boys’ Boarding Update: 27 March 2017

This week has been a very sporting one. During the week several of the boys have been in sporting action. Looking back; Roman continues his fencing success by finishing third in a competition in Marseille which also qualified him for the French nationals in Paris during June and for a national training camp during April. The podium photo is from Gemenos...