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Junior Girls’ Boarding Update: 22 May 2017

May 22, 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...

Senior Girls’ Boarding Update: 22 May 2017

May 22, 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....

Senior Boys’ Boarding Blog Update: 22 May 2017

May 22, 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...

Junior Boys’ Boarding Update: 22 May 2017

May 22, 2017

Boys' Boarding at Truro School, Cornwall, UK.
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...

Senior Girls’ Boarding Update: 15 May 2017

May 15, 2017

I suppose that it is not surprising that every year around this time the sun comes out and the exam nerves begin. This year however, it seems to have come around so quickly, I can hardly believe that the Lower Sixth have been with us for nearly a year and that the Upper Sixth will soon be leaving. With the 5th year going on study leave at the end of last week and the Upper Sixth starting study leave at half term, the end of the academic year seems very close indeed....

Senior Boys’ Boarding Update: 15 May 2017

May 15, 2017

It has been an exceptionally busy week for the Trennick boys. On Tuesday, Henry, Daniel, Hector and Isaac visited Treliske Hospital as a part of their Physics course. At the Hospital they were given demonstrations and detailed explanations of X-Rays, CAT scans and radiotherapy. This links in with their current area of study - Medical Physics. The boys found it an interesting opportunity to see the application of the theory that they have been...

Junior Girls’ Boarding Update: 15 May 2017

May 15, 2017

This week has not been the healthiest one for the Pentreve girls with a number of them feeling under the weather; I was pleased however to arrive at Friday 3.45pm and the start of the weekend with reports of much improvement, ready for the...

Junior Boys’ Boarding Update: 15 May 2017

May 15, 2017

Congratulations to Dan who is part of the Under 14 rugby sevens squad. They played in the County Sevens tournament at Penair School on Friday and progressed through the pool stages, quarter and semi-final to play on the final. In a closely fought game Truro narrowly lost out and were runners up. Well done on your first medal for Truro...

Senior Girls’ Boarding Update: 8 May 2017

May 8, 2017

This weekend we enjoyed a trip to Exeter to visit the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and do some shopping. The museum was very interesting and tells the story of Exeter and Devon from the prehistoric to the present. The RAMM is more than a local museum; it is internationally important, displaying cultural and natural history collections of global exploration and significance throughout the 18th and 19th...

Senior Boys’ Boarding Update: 8 May 2017

May 8, 2017

Sammy has been crowned the Trennick table tennis champion after a nail-biting final against Alec. The boys have been enjoying the use of outdoor table tennis - Dom and Fahed helped Mr. Copeland wheel the table up the hill from Pentreve. Mrs. Mulready and the Pentreve girls kindly loaned their table for the weekend. The boys made good use of the table over the weekend before the house tournament on a beautifully sunny Sunday...

Junior Girls’ Boarding Update: 8 May 2017

May 8, 2017

The second, shortened, week of the summer term has just flown by and it certainly feels like the summer is on its way. Cherry had a busy week with her GCSE Art and English exams and Helena sang in the cathedral for an A Level music composition. On Wednesday evening we had a reflective Boarder’s service in the Chapel and on Friday afternoon Tung departed on the long journey to Milton Keynes for the Under 15 National Badminton Championships....

Senior Boys’ Boarding Blog Update: 02 May 2017

May 2, 2017

The Trennick students all returned safe and sound at the end of a restful and enjoyable Easter holiday. All started the term feeling refreshed and enthusiastic with the possible exception of a few boys who were a little jet-lagged and one or two who got caught in the tube chaos of the London...

Junior Boys’ Boarding Update: 02 May 2017

May 2, 2017

The boys enjoyed an outing to the cinema on Saturday to watch the long anticipated ‘Guardians of The Galaxy volume 2’. On return from the cinema the popular consensus was that all enjoyed it. They were pleasantly surprised. The first movie in the series was a little tounge-in-cheek, however the effects and comedy element combined well for a really enjoyable...

Junior Girls’ Boarding Update: 02 May 2017

May 2, 2017

The girls arrived back in their usual dribs and drabs on Sunday afternoon and by Sunday evening the house was buzzing with noise and laughter once again. We are joined by two new faces this term and are delighted to welcome Emma and Sofia to Pentreve House. Sunday evening was spent unpacking and sleeping for those that had travelled long...

Senior Girls’ Boarding Update: 27 March 2017

March 27, 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....

Junior Girls’ Boarding Update: 27 March 2017

March 27, 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....

Senior Boys’ Boarding Update: 27 March 2017

March 27, 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...

Junior Boys’ Boarding Update: 27 March 2017

March 27, 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...

Senior Boys’ Boarding Update: 20 March 2017

March 20, 2017

This weekend began in a busy fashion, Alec and Jozef departed on Friday night as part of Truro Schools delegation attending a Model United Nations conference in Taunton. This involved the boys researching a given country and preparing resolutions to be voted on. Jozef was highly commended for his work....

Senior Girls’ Boarding Update: 20 March 2017

March 20, 2017

Horse riding has been our weekend activity this week, which for me is really exciting not only because I love horse riding but also because I know that this activity signals the start of spring for us in boarding. The weather hasn’t unfortunately kept up with my weekend activity list but I am hoping that at least in the next two weeks we will begin to feel the warmth of the long expected...