Senior School News

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Kate tackles 32 miles of the Cornish Coast to raise funds with Scouts

April 25, 2017

1st Year student, Kate, kept herself busy over the weekend by taking part in a 32 mile coast to coast walk with her Scout Adventure Camp. Raising money for Children’s Hospice South West and her Scout Camp, Kate joined around 200 other scouts on a walk from Portreath to Maenporth for their annual Coast 2 Coast...

Truro School receives ISM award

April 24, 2017

Truro School has been awarded with an ISM Trust Silver Certificate for its commitment to music following last year’s GCSE success. The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) have been honouring schools where there has been a high level of uptake and attainment in GCSE music. Last year’s musical cohort at Truro School were particularly successful with their GCSE results, with 81% achieving A* or A grades, and over 15% of the whole school choosing to take up GCSE...

Thomas helps his father train for the London Marathon

April 3, 2017

1st Year student, Thomas, has been spending his weekends supporting his father with his training for the London Marathon by cycling with him along the Camel trail. Thomas’ father, John, a Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Navy, is running the London Marathon on 23rd April to raise money for Well Child, a charity which gives seriously ill children the best possible chance to thrive – at home, with their...

Matt lands dream job at one of Europe’s largest social media marketing agencies

March 31, 2017

Truro School Sixth Form student Matt Pitman has just been offered his first full-time job as Videographer and Editor at none other than Europe’s largest social influencer and marketing agency, Social Chain. The Social Chain has a reach of 305 million followers, owning large social media accounts such as Love Food and Student Problems. Matt will begin working with the company when he leaves Truro School at the end of June and will be predominantly working with the Love Food page, producing video content of food for their audience of over 7 million...

Geology students enjoy a field trip to Bude

March 31, 2017

On Monday 27 March, the Lower Sixth Geology class went on a field trip to Crocklets Beach, Bude. They were lucky enough to enjoy a rare sunny Cornish day, albeit with a few cold showers! The day consisted of looking at Carboniferous (approx. 300 million years old) sedimentary rocks and the sedimentary structures they contained such as beds, laminations, folds and...

73 Year Dream – Head of Football Prepares to Lead Cornwall’s Under 18s to Victory

March 30, 2017

Truro School’s Head of Football, Glynn Hooper, is excitedly walking the corridors this week as he gears up to take his Cornwall Under 18s team to the final of the FA Youth County Cup at Barnet FC’s 6,400 capacity stadium this weekend. Having not won the cup in its 73 year history, Mr Hooper’s Under 18s team has already progressed further than any previous Cornwall side, with the team having been knocked out in the semi-finals at two previous...