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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Truro Prep School Netball Report: 2016-2017 Season

March 31, 2017

This has proved to be a very fruitful season for all pupils in the Prep School, and this report covers both the Autumn and Spring Terms. It has proved to be a very busy and purposeful season for the netball squads and teams, with some very high standards of play being demonstrated. We have once more had a range of fixtures and have played the following schools across the season; Truro School, Truro High School, Archbishop Benson, Polwhele, Mylor Bridge, Bosvigo, St Petrocs, plus many others at...

Prep Head’s Blog: 31 March 2017

March 31, 2017

As winter has turned to spring, we have seen more than the usual changes to the seasonal landscape as some of our older buildings have been removed and/or demolished to make way for our new classrooms, assembly hall and music and drama studio. Many of the children shared a dramatic moment with me last week when we saw the old assembly hall literally being demolished in front of us; there were some great moments of empathy, not least for the feelings of Mrs Gregory who has seen scores of plays performed in that...

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...

Under 11 Girls’ West Hockey Finals

March 24, 2017

This annual event, which requires direct qualification from county tournaments, is held at Millfield School, Somerset. The tournament organiser had divided the fourteen teams into two sections, with each school playing six matches of 10 minutes one...

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...

Cornwall School Games Cross Country Finals

March 18, 2017

Congratulations to our five runners: Alice W, Billy, Cassius, Rory and Anna W - who were all selected to represent Peninsula at the Cornwall School Games Primary Cross Country Final on Thursday 16 March. The course for their age group was one large lap of the fields in front of Newquay Sports Centre (1120m). It is a straightforward course: flat and fast - with one steady uphill...

Under 11 Girls’ Qualify to represent Cornwall at West hockey Finals

March 17, 2017

Congratulations to our Under 11 girls’ hockey team who qualified to represent Cornwall in the West Hockey finals at Millfield on Thursday 23rd March 2017. With seven teams attending, the tournament organiser decided to play it as a round-robin tournament. Each match was 20 minutes one way, which gave our squad plenty of pitch time. As usual, the girls were expected to play in a variety of positions on the pitch, which allowed the team to set up and score plenty of...

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...