Headmaster’s Blog, Wednesday 23 April 2015

We have been blessed with some perfect Spring weather to greet us back as we commence the last term of the year. The sun is shining and the flowers are blooming. I’ve had plenty of comments that the three week holiday was a great length, and there is a purposeful atmosphere about the place as we approach the exam season.

Cornwall School Games

We hosted an event of the Cornwall School Games here on Monday, and had over 200 primary school children taking part in indoor athletics, an aquathon and cross-country – the Sports Centre was buzzing, if a little noisy.
 
Sainsbury's Cornwall School Games 2015 at Truro School

St Mawes to Truro Canoe Paddle

On Tuesday evening the Rev and his Uganda team embarked on a canoe paddle from St Mawes to Truro to raise money for their World AIMS trip to Uganda which takes place in the summer holidays. It was a lovely evening and they set off in high spirits. I was a touch envious as I had been due to paddle with them last Sunday, until gale force winds dictated a sensible postponement.

Jazz Concert

I did however enjoy the delights of the Jazz Concert held in the Old Sports Hall – a new venue for this annual event. It was a fabulous evening of such a high standard. A highlight for me was musicians in the 1st Year playing alongside those in the Sixth Form –showcasing their talents across the full age range.
 

CMST Concert

The musical theme continued this week, as the teachers from the Cornwall Music Services Trust benefited from a Masterclass on conducting from Frank Zielhorst. Those who attended agreed it was an inspiring event when Frank took them through the power of the right hand, supporting gestures from the left hand and a lively discussion on the use (or not) of a baton.

Heseltine Gallery Exhibition – Chris Thomas

Last night was the private view of Chris Thomas, one of Britain’s finest landscape painters. I would urge you to visit the Heseltine Gallery to see this inspiring exhibition at some point before it closes on 14 June.

Looking Forward

Once again I’m looking forward to the annual MIST conference which this year is being hosted by Ashville College in Harrogate. So, tomorrow I’m back up North to meet with the other Heads of Methodist schools and share ideas and discuss future initiatives.