Senior Boys’ Boarding Update – 14 June 2016

It seems only a short time ago that I was writing my first boarders blog of the new academic year back in September, but with only 3 weekends left of this academic year the time has really flown by.

School life will certainly be busy until the end of term. There are the external exams for 5th and 6th form students, internal school exams for years 1-4 next week, sports day, cricket, athletic, tennis and rounder’s fixtures, world aims week and of course speech day. Boarding will also be busy with a number of group activities. Retallack water park, Rainbow run, Boarders concert and of course boarders camp including archery, coasteering and aqua rangers.

There was plenty of excitement and anticipation this weekend in the house. It was the start of the Euro 2016 football competition. So far the games in the competition have been very good with some great football being played. In addition to this there have been some great International games of rugby, with England beating Australia and Ireland beating South Africa. Following the theme of international sport cricket has also featured as England are playing Sri Lanka in the 3rd test at Lords.

As well as the wall to wall sport on the TV, Trennick has used the library for study, many boys have also studied in their rooms. The fitness suite has also been used to good effect this weekend.

On Sunday afternoon the boys followed the football theme and had a visit the local beach of Perranporth to play some beach football. After the football a few also braved the water to swim. After a very pleasant ice cream in the town it was back to the house for the reminder of the afternoon and evening.

There are a couple of activities that I would like to mention.

The Rainbow Run

Thanks once again to Mrs Mulready who has worked with the organisers and liaised with all the houses to ensure that the Truro School Boarding community supports this local charity for children. We have entries from all boarding houses from pupils and staff alike who will be completing the 5k course. All monies raised we be donated to the Children’s Hospice South West. It would be great if you can offer you help and support by sponsoring us. Please follow the link below in the Diary Dates section.

Boarders’ Concert

This was a highlight of the summer term last year and was a very popular event. It takes place in the School Chapel on Wednesday 29th June at 7pm. No tickets required please come along and support the boarders.

Upper Sixth Leavers’ Ball

This year’s ball has been themed ‘Indian Summers’ this event will be taking place on Saturday 2nd July and some pupils will see the last formal social event since joining the school.  For some this was in the ‘Willday House’ pre-prep of Truro School 15 years ago! Tickets are still available for this event. Please see the main school website for further information.

Diary dates