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Lola wins 3rd prize in Rotary Young Writer’s Competition

March 29, 2017

Year 5 pupil, Lola, was awarded with third prize in the local Rotary Club of Truro Boscawen Young Writer’s Competition this year. After submitting her short story ‘The Magic Wishing Well’, an imaginative fantasy about a wishing well based around this year’s theme of ‘reflection’, Lola’s entry was chosen by the Rotary Club as the third prize winning...

Truro Prep students all win medals at the Cornish Invitational Judo Championships

March 27, 2017

Truro Prep Judo had four entrants for the Cornish Invitational Championships held at Penzance Leisure Centre on Sunday 19th March. All four gained medals against higher graded opposition and really did themselves...

Prep retain Cornwall Schools’ Cup at the Junior Chess Championships!

March 23, 2017

The Cornwall Junior Championships were held at Penair School on Sunday 19th March 2017. Leading the Prep squad was Adam, winning the Cornwall Under 11 Championship with 6 out of 6 to add to his Under 14 and Under 12...

Year 5 Rugby v Polwhele House School and Fulham Prep School

March 22, 2017

On Friday 17th March, Truro Prep went to Polwhele House School for a triangular fixture - with Polwhele and Fulham Prep Schools. The first game saw Truro Prep win a convincing game 7-2, thanks to some great handling and fierce tackling. Try scorers were: William, Wilf G, Sam, Wilf B and Finn...

Year 5 + Year 6 Football v Archbishop Benson School

March 22, 2017

On Wednesday 15th March 2017, Truro Prep hosted Archbishop Benson School’s Year 5 and 6 teams. There were four teams in action, with each team getting two matches against a different side. The games were highly competitive and played in great spirits. In addition to the fantastic sportsmanship on display, were some moments of grit and determination, combined with some great...

Under 11 Boys’ County Hockey Tournament

March 14, 2017

With Primary School hockey in the County growing so rapidly, tournament organiser, Barbara Reynolds, made the decision this year to split the County tournament into two separate dates with the girls' event to now be held on Friday 17 March in...

Year 4 Cross Country Runners Qualify for County Finals!

March 14, 2017

It won’t have escaped your notice that we have had our fair share of rain recently. The children were therefore hugely relieved to find out that the Peninsula Partnership Cross Country at Pool Academy was going ahead last...

IAPS Netball Regionals 2017

March 13, 2017

On the 2nd March the Under 11 netball squad embarked on its annual pilgrimage to the Regional IAPS qualifying round. This year there were 30 teams from across the south and South West. After an early night and a full breakfast the following morning the journey to King’s Bruton School was slightly worrying due to torrential rain, and the fear that the event might be...

Pre-Prep & Prep raise over £1,700 for Children’s Hospice South West

March 13, 2017

Assembly at the Prep on Wednesday 8th March had a different feel and the pupils were captivated by an illuminating talk by Mrs Mary Murfin representing the Children’s Hospice South West. Mary shared photographic images of the hospice and talked briefly about the needs and support for children who are...

Prep Head’s Blog: 13 March 2017

March 13, 2017

Our annual Prep School Open Morning took place on Saturday 11 March and it really was a fantastic event. I was able to leave my ‘meet and greet’ position a couple of times during the morning to go and see exactly what was happening around the...

Prep Head’s Blog: 3 March 2017

March 3, 2017

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the leadership opportunities that our sports leadership programme is developing, where our Year 6 pupils provide sporting activities for pupils in Years 1 and 2. I have enjoyed learning more about this programme and thought it would be a good idea to share some of the specifics of the set-up....

Rosie wins Silver in the Cornwall Young Author Competition 2017

March 2, 2017

What better way to celebrate World Book Day than getting your own short story published in the Cornwall Young Author Anthology. Congratulations to Year 6 pupil, Rosie, who won the Silver Award in the age 7 - 10 category of this years Cornwall Young Author Competition, run by Cornish self-publishing company TJ Ink....

Ollie crowned ‘Top Banana’ in Banagram semi-finals

March 1, 2017

Congratulations to Year 6 pupil, Ollie, who was crowned ‘Top Banana’ in the Bananagrams Semi-Final School rounds! The Bananagrams Challenge 2017 has proved to be a popular lunchtime activity at the Prep School, with 32 pupils across Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 taking part on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays over the past six...

Truro Prep School ‘perform magnificently’ in Rotary Young Photographer Competition

March 1, 2017

Year 6 pupil, Lucy, was delighted to hear that she had won 2nd place in the Rotary District 1175 Young Photographer Competition. Having won first place in the local round of this year's competition, Lucy's photos were submitted to the District Final stage with competitors from Devon, Cornwall and the Scilly...

Prep Head’s Blog: 23 February 2017

February 23, 2017

A huge thank you to those parents who were able to attend our meeting on Wednesday about the new building project. In my end of term letter (December 2016) and my start of term letter (January 2017), I outlined some of the changes that were starting to take place but it was especially good to be able to explain and describe the project in more detail to parents in...

Rotary Youth Speaks 2017 Competition

February 6, 2017

Seven schools took part in this year’s Youth Speaks Competition, held at Truro High School, on Thursday 26 January 2017. Each school’s presentation followed a pattern: Chairperson (up to 90 seconds), followed by the speaker (up to four minutes), a question from the Rotary Club and response from the speaker, and the vote of thanks (up to 90 seconds)....

Under 11 Netball v Truro High School

February 2, 2017

We played a fantastic match against Truro High, winning 16-6. Our shooters were on fire; getting goals in one after another. We played five lots of 10 minutes, aiming to double our score every time....

Year 6 learn about Victorian Truro in Workshop

January 31, 2017

As part of their humanities studies of Victorian Truro and how the city has changed over time, Year 6 were treated to a visit and workshop by staff from Cornwall Record Office last...

Prep Head’s Blog: 27 January 2017

January 27, 2017

One of the challenges that we have set ourselves this year is to extend and enrich our pupils, particularly in areas that might not be taught within our curriculum. I am delighted that we are shortly to start our new Enrichment Club for Years 5 and 6 that will take place on Monday afternoons at 4 00...

Popular fantasy author gives workshop to Truro Prep School students

January 24, 2017

Puffin author of the young fantasy series Keeper of the Realms, Marcus Alexander, visited students at Truro Prep School today to run an English...