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Mrs Renshaw receives Conductors Prize from Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod

July 18, 2017

Head of Music at Truro Prep School, Angela Renshaw, received her award for Best Overall Conductor at Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod today in a presentation at the Prep...

Truro Prep’s Chamber Choir delighted to come third at Llangollen International Music Festival

July 6, 2017

Truro Prep School’s Chamber Choir are celebrating after coming third in the Junior Children’s Choir competition at the Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod this week. 45 pupils from Year 3 – 6 travelled up to Llangollen, Wales for the international music festival where they took to the main stage for their biggest performance to...

Success for Prep Judo Players at the One and All Judo Club Championships

July 6, 2017

On 2 July, four of our Truro Prep Judo Team entered the One and All Judo Club Championships in Helston, a much smaller number than usual due to other commitments. However all four entrants fought superbly throughout the day, each coming away with medals in their weight categories....

School House take victory in the House Literature Quiz

July 6, 2017

This morning 140 pupils from Years 2 - 6 across the Pre-Prep and Prep battled it out for the House Literature Quiz title. Held over 10 rounds, each featuring 10 questions, pupils answered questions exploring books for children aged 3-12. Topics included nursery rhymes, the movie version, science fiction, classics, adventures, Harry Potter, animal stories, myths and...

100 Words House Writing Competition 2017: The Final Results

July 6, 2017

Earlier this term, we pitched our brand new writing competition – the 100 Words House Writing Competition 2017. The children were set the challenge of writing 100 words or fewer. Even better, they could write about absolutely anything they liked. We were looking for talented writers - children who could make their story stand out by turning a good idea into something extraordinary. The children rose to the challenge – after all, writing a 100 word story is no mean feat – and gave us some brilliant...

Students participate in the Children’s Hospice South West Rainbow Run

June 27, 2017

The annual Children’s Hospice South West rainbow Run was held once again last Sunday at RAF St Mawgan, with a number of our boarders rising nice and early to take part and raise money for the local charity. Cladding themselves out in white t-shirts, the students made their way to the registration tent and as soon as the claxon had sounded, they were off! A mixture of walking, running, skipping and cartwheeling ensued for the 5K course as they pelted one another with the colourful paint at each...

Prep Sports Day 2017

June 25, 2017

The heats on the track were tighter than ever, the tunes were terrific and the weather was balmy. A significant sports day: all children participated in all of the different events, regardless of ability. The values of excellence, respect, inspiration, determination and fairness were evident...

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...

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...

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....

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...

Truro Prep students compete in annual IAPS Fencing Competition

May 19, 2017

On Saturday 14th May, eight fencers from Truro Prep School travelled to Millfield School for the annual IAPS Fencing Competition. This year’s event was well attended and very competitive with almost 400 children competing across the 3 weapons. The Truro fencers put in a fantastic performance under the guidance of Truro Fencing Club’s lead sabre coach, Balazs Kuracz....

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...