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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...

Headmaster’s Blog: 15 May 2017

May 15, 2017

I recently listened to a talk by Dr Simon Walker who is conducting some pioneering research into measuring and improving the impact of education on the developing minds of children. He spoke about the lens through which government looks at education which is focused on the three issues of employability, mental health and social mobility. Each of these issues faces respective challenges from Brexit, NHS funding constraints and social...

Prep host their first hardball match of the season against Truro Cricket Club

May 12, 2017

On Wednesday 3rd May, Truro Prep hosted their first hardball match of the season, against the highly competitive and able Truro Cricket Club Under 11s. Hosting a number of county players as well as some familiar faces from Truro Prep, Truro Cricket Club were to bat first. Despite some strong fielding and fast pitched bowling Truro Cricket Club set a high target of over 100 runs for Truro Prep to...

Prep Head’s Blog: 12 May 2017

May 12, 2017

I was intrigued to find out more about Truro Prep’s House Verse Competition as I have never come across anything quite like it before. I have heard children reciting poetry, performing poems and even putting poems to music but when I saw the huge screen set up like a cinema, I knew that I was about to experience another ‘first’. What followed was superb: there was humour (The PE Teacher Wants to be Tarzan; Attack of the Vegetables); word play (Yellow Butter, Purple Jelly, Red Jam, Black Bread); atmosphere (Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening) and nonsense verse mixed with a mighty battle (Jabberwocky)....

Vinter House take victory in Prep’s House Verse Competition Finals

May 11, 2017

Back in February, House tutors introduced this year’s recital contest. The task: to understand, imagine, perform and learn off by heart your favourite poem. Over fifty pupils in Years 3, 4, 5 & 6 stood up in front of Vinter, Wickett, School and Smith and wowed friends and teachers with poems by the greats and giants of classic and modern verse: Carroll, Lancaster, Kipling, Prelutsky, Dahl and Robert Frost. Mr Keating would be...

Lower Sixth Psychology students enjoy an observational trip to Newquay Zoo

May 9, 2017

On April 26th, twenty-nine Lower Sixth Psychology students went to Newquay Zoo armed with stopwatches, cameras, tally timers and observation charts on clipboards. We went to learn observational techniques (construction of behavioural categories, coding, time sampling, point sampling, event sampling); we practised these on black macaques, ring tailed lemurs and spider monkeys and then we used the education room there to analyse the data, drawing a variety of graphs with the collected data. Students then independently observed any animal of their choice using the same...

Surprise Silver for Truro School’s Under 16 Girls’ Team at National Schools’ Badminton Finals

May 8, 2017

With four of six team members young enough to play in next year’s competition, Truro School’s Under 16 Girls’ Badminton Team were simply delighted to be taking part in this year’s national finals; they did not expect to clinch silver. Taking place at The National Badminton Centre in Milton Keynes, this weekend’s finals saw the Regional Champions from the nine regions across the country come together to compete for the top medal...

Prep Head’s Blog: 8 May 2017

May 8, 2017

The new term has started with great speed at Truro Prep, especially for Year 5 who left for PGL’s Beam House, in Devon, last Wednesday. I first encountered PGL twenty-five years ago when I was a young, newly qualified teacher; we travelled from Birmingham to Ross-on-Wye for that trip and I was instantly hooked, volunteering to go on every trip for the next three...

World Champion and World Record Holder to hold Squash Masterclass with Truro School students

May 8, 2017

We are excited to announce that on Friday 12 May, Truro School will be hosting another Squash masterclass, this time with three-time World Champion, Nick Matthew, and the current World record holder for the biggest hit (176 mph) Cameron...

Truro Cricket Team Secure Outstanding Victory in the National Schools Cup

May 5, 2017

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As Cornwall County Champions, Truro School Under 13 cricket team played Devon champions Exeter School in the 1st round of the national cup on...

Darcy Wins Under 14 National Sabre Championship

May 4, 2017

Huge congratulations go to Darcy who was crowned Under 14 National sabre champion this weekend at the British Youth...

Truro School students shine at National Surfing Championships

May 4, 2017

School House triumph at 2nd Year swimming gala

May 3, 2017

On Friday 28 April we held the 2nd Year Swimming gala. Each house was well represented and the competition was...

Pre-Prep Head’s Blog: ‘Spring Fever in the Pre-Prep’

May 2, 2017

I don’t know about anybody else but the summer term has always been one of my favourite times of the year and what an exciting first week back in the Pre-Prep we have had. The Pre-Prep is looking just stunning, with the blossom and spring flowers at their very best and the children (and staff) have all come back completely refreshed from their holiday and full of the joys of...

Cornwall Spring Games 2017

April 28, 2017

Justin Knox, the British cycling Go-Ride coach for the South West, organised the Peninsula qualifying event for the team pursuit grass track cycling. This was held on Wednesday 19 April at Penryn College, with four primary schools attending; Trevithick, Mylor Bridge, Mount Hawke and Truro...

Author Ali Sparkes visits students ahead of Cornish Award nomination

April 25, 2017

Award winning children’s author Ali Sparkes visited today ahead of the Kernow Youth Book Awards (KYBA) tomorrow, for which her novel Carjacked has been shortlisted. Carjacked is the story of 12-year-old child genius Jack, who is accidentally abducted when a bank robber steals his family’s car, leading to a series of events in which the Jack ends up using his intelligence to help the robber and the two find out they have more in common than they initially...