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Year 5 Kwik Cricket Tournament- Mount Ambrose Cricket Club

June 23, 2017

Last Friday saw the Prep School’s Year 5 Kwik Cricket teams in action against a number of local schools at Mount Ambrose Cricket Club. The event was a qualifying tournament for the County Finals to be held on Wednesday 5th July....

Truro Prep kick off their House Cricket matches in the sunshine!

June 23, 2017

This week saw the start of the Prep School’s annual house cricket and rounders matches for both juniors and seniors. There was some fantastic play and great sportsmanship from all teams. These matches will continue in games lessons over the coming...

Reception raise enough money to train a new Beekeeper for ‘Bees for Development’

June 19, 2017

Our reception class have been extra busy this term making and selling beeswax candles in order to raise money for the Bees for Development charity. The project started after the pupils had been learning how to make the world a better place as part of a cross-curricular learning target. From learning about mini beasts in Science, looking at the honeybee and the impact it has on the environment, to learning about African communities and schools in humanities, the pupils soon started thinking about what contributions they could make to help these...

Truro Prep students become investigators for the day in a ‘Sleuth for the Truth’

June 16, 2017

When Truro School’s Headmaster was discovered ill out on the front terrace in mysterious circumstances on Tuesday 6 June, the finest investigators from Truro Prep School were called in to help decipher what had happened to him in a 'Sleuth for the...

Musician turned author, Stan Cullimore, gives song writing workshop to Truro Prep students

June 14, 2017

Truro Prep School students enjoyed a ‘School of Rock’ style workshop on Tuesday when musician turned author, Stan Cullimore, visited the school to hold a song writing session. Students from Years 5 and 6 grabbed their guitars and warmed up their voices in anticipation as they welcomed their second author visit of the...

Athletics success for Truro School teams

June 13, 2017

On Friday 9th June 48 pupils from Truro School went to the Cornwall Schools games athletics qualifier. It was a wonderful day full of very good performances and from our 6 teams 3 have now qualified for the finals on 30th June -2nd / 3rd Year Girls, 2nd / 3rd Year boys and 4th year boys and we look forward to trying to be the best in...

Truro Prep the first school in Cornwall to be awarded Woodland Trust’s Gold Award

June 12, 2017

Truro Prep School has become the first school in Cornwall to receive the Woodland Trust’s Gold Award after taking part in the ‘Green Tree Schools’ initiative. With over 7,000 schools signed up to the initiative since it launched in 2008, Sarah Patterson, Head of Truro Prep, was beaming with delight as she was presented with the plaque on Monday 12...

Choristers on Tour

June 9, 2017

Prep launch new 100 word House Writing Competition!

June 9, 2017

Earlier today, we pitched our brand new writing competition – the 100 words house writing competition 2017. The children have been set the challenge of writing 100 words or fewer. Even better, they can write about absolutely anything they like. Easy peasy, lemon...

Truro Prep host the Year 5 Kwik Cricket Festival

June 9, 2017

Wednesday 7th June saw Truro Prep play host to three other schools in a Kwik Cricket Festival. Polwhele House, Arch Bishop Benson and Plymouth College were all in attendance despite the inclement weather! In drizzly conditions there was some fantastic cricket played by all teams, with every match being close run affairs. The most pleasing thing about the day was that every member of Year 5 got to represent the school in the tournament and experience the friendship and fun that can be had from playing team sports....

Pre-Prep Head’s Blog: ‘Learning for a Better World’

June 6, 2017

With the recent events that have filled our news these words resonate constantly in my mind. As an educator I believe more than ever that our children must see the collective responsibility that we have to try to make the world a better place and that everyone has the ability to make a difference. We need to teach our children to always treat each other with love, kindness and...

Prep Rugby: County Championship TAG Festival

May 26, 2017

On Saturday the 20th May, Truro Prep were involved in an inter-school TAG Rugby festival at Camborne Science and International Academy. The aim of the day was to promote a love of the game amongst the children; from the smiles on the children’s faces this was certainly achieved. Two teams were entered and faced some very talented opposition in the form of Mullion, Trewirgie, Newlyn, Marlborough and Perranarworthal School....

Prep Head’s Blog: 26 May 2017

May 26, 2017

Last Thursday, all pupils in Year 3 and 4 went to the theatre for an end of exam week treat to see Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat; I was delighted to be asked to join the trip and our children were a joy as they watched, entranced. What made the trip even more exciting was that our very own Charlotte, in Year 4, was in the show. The children spent the first few minutes trying to identify her on the stage; we are all very proud of her efforts and loved going to support...

First-ever life skills carousel helps Truro Sixth Form students prepare for next step

May 23, 2017

Our Upper Sixth students have recently been taking part in a series of practical life skill lessons as they come towards the end of their time at school. From looking under the bonnet in a car maintenance workshop to basic first aid skills, students have been taking part in a number of tailored sessions on how to look after themselves and become more...

Truro School host first volunteer ‘Green Finger Sustainability Day’

May 22, 2017

On Saturday 20 May, pupils and parents came together for Truro School’s first ever ‘Green Finger Day’. The project was hosted by Head of DT, Chris Baker, whose aim was to engage pupils with a sustainability-led outdoor project involving gardening, landscaping, conservation and upcycling. Over the last few weeks, the students in our ‘Green Finger Club’ have been busy designing and creating wooden flower beds in DT as an extra-curricular activity in order to install a sustainable vegetable plot in an area of waste land on the school...

Truro School hosts Psychology themed Junior Challenge Day

May 22, 2017

Today, we welcomed 33 students from eight primary schools around the county to Truro School’s fifth Junior Challenge Day. This year, it was focused around Psychology and the brain, challenging the pupils with a carousel of mind and memory games. Pupils from St Mary’s C of E School, Mylor Bridge Community School, St Day and Carharrack Community School, St Agnes ACE Academy, Probus community Primary School, Grampound Road Village School, Mount Hawke Academy and Kea Community Primary School spent the day taking part in a variety of activities that were hosted with the help of Truro School Sixth Form Psychology...

Felix wins title at Brazilian Jiu Jitsu British Open 2017

May 16, 2017

Congratulations to 5th Year student, Felix, who recently won the title for Juvenile Boys (aged 16 – 17) at the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu British Open 2017, another accolade to add to his ‘blue’ belt. Felix trains Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with the ‘Future Champions’ programme at the Gracie Barra Cornwall BJJ Academy based in Camborne under the guidance of multiple World, European and British title holder Raphael dos Santos and his coaching...

Ten Tors Challenge 2017

May 16, 2017

Ten Tors began back in November when students from 3rd Year – Lower Sixth started to train on the Southwest Coastal Path. Battling the wind and rain across numerous weekends, they developed their fitness and strength; learning to work as a team and help each other. Throughout the winter we built on this training; scaffolding their learning through a progressive training program which saw them learn navigational techniques and basic camp craft on Bodmin Moor before progressing onto North and South Dartmoor....

Students meet World Champion and World Record Holder in Squash Masterclass

May 15, 2017

Truro School students were treated to a VIP visit on Friday 12 May when three-time world champion, Nick Matthew, and world record holder, Cameron Pilley, visited the school to host a Squash masterclass. Over thirty of the school’s junior Squash players gathered in the Sir Ben Ainslie Sports Centre in anticipation as the two world-renowned professionals arrived to deliver their coaching...

William’s story through to second round of BBC’s 500 word competition

May 15, 2017

Year 5 pupil William was delighted when he heard recently that his short story ‘Mysterious Mine’ had been selected for the next round of the BBC 500 word story competition. With over 130,000 stories submitted into the competition and only 5,000 being selected for the second round, William’s story was in the top 4% of...