October 2013

October Football and Rugby Roundup

October 25, 2013

U11 Football League   Our U11 football team has now played two of their league games, held at Richard Lander School on Monday evenings. The team has played very well, and competed with great effort and enthusiasm against schools that have football as their main sport. Our results so far have been a 3 –...

Splashy Fun in Swimming

October 25, 2013

It has been a happy and productive start to the year in Swimming.   Nursery have been singing lots of songs and doing the actions. Mrs Russell’s favourite is Wheels on the Bus, and Mrs Smith’s favourite is Dingle Dangle Scarecrow. The children also love Bouncing Up and Down on a Big Red Tractor.  ...

Hockey: U11’s Enjoy ‘Best Ever Results’

October 25, 2013

U11 IAPS Hockey Tournament   Last week, we experienced our best ever results at the U11 Girls’ IAPS Hockey Tournament. This event, held on Friday 18 October 2013 at Millfield School, had the largest entry of any region. As 28 schools had entered, and our first round match was at 9am, this meant we had...

Sir Ben: “It is a privilege to have returned”

October 25, 2013

On Wednesday 23 October, we welcomed back a familiar face to help open an incredibly exciting chapter in the school’s life. Sir Ben Ainslie: Olympic champion, global sporting icon, and once pupil of Truro School, officially opened our new Sports Centre.   Arriving on a chilly sunny morning, Sir Ben – or Ben, to his...

Fencing Summary – Weekend of 19 and 20 October

October 24, 2013

Last weekend, a number of our fencers were scattered over the country and across Europe, competing at national and international level. The foilists and epeeists were in Gateshead for the GB under 20 circuit. Yvonne Chart finished 28th in the women’s foil and Charles Dean finished 16th in the men’s epee. Both were fencing several years...

Netball Summary – Week Beginning 21 October

October 24, 2013

U18 County Netball Tournament   Truro School first team – without Captain Amelia Grigg (out due to an injury) – won their section, defeating Wadebridge and Newquay Tretherras on the way.   Vice Captain Milly Deacon led the girls well, upping their play in the Semis against Helston and winning comfortably 9-2. The whole squad...

Feature: James Experiences Life in the Foreign Office

October 23, 2013

“How excited I was to be going to London. I was privileged to be visiting the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, to interview some of its employees. Although it was a four hour trip, my excitement passed it away…”   At the end of September, 2nd Year’s James Kincaid visited the Foreign Office in London, as...

Hockey Summary – Week Beginning 21 October

October 22, 2013

County Hockey Runners-up: The Boys 1st XI battled against some determined opposition to secure the runners-up position in the recent Cornwall County Tournament. After a disappointing start, where Truro College took advantage of some early mistakes, the team rallied and produced more solid and complete performances. Special mention should be made to debutants James Straw,...

Six from Truro School’s 1st XV play for Cornwall U18s

October 22, 2013

Six boys from the 1st XV rugby team at Truro School will be playing for their county this season.   Lead by school Captain Locryn Williams – who will now serve as captain of the Cornwall side too – the team includes Oliver Williams, Sam Wheeler, Daniel Rutter, William Whitworth and Harry Lobb. They achieved...

Simon Latarche to Lead Music Workshops in Liskeard

October 22, 2013

Truro School Assistant Director of Music, Simon Latarche, is set to run a series of improvisation workshops on Thursday 24 October.   The jazz pianist will work with students at Liskeard School and Community College, to help promote the love of music and music-making among young people. Simon has been involved in promoting music throughout...

Sir Ben Ainslie to Open Truro School Sports Centre

October 21, 2013

Sir Ben Ainslie, former pupil of Truro School and Olympic Champion revisits his old school this week to open the brand new Sports Centre.   Born in Macclesfield in 1977, Sir Ben learnt to sail at Restronguet Creek near Falmouth, Cornwall, and has pursued sailing as a passion since the age of eight. His father,...

Malvern – Let’s Ride

October 21, 2013

Well, the sun almost kept shining in Truro this weekend as the gates opened to what seemed like hundreds of prospective parents looking around the school.  The girls, as always, were fantastic – they manned the French café, the Biology department and the Economics stand to name just a few.  The boarding stand was also...

Headmaster’s Blog Monday 21 October 2013

October 21, 2013

There has been some super feedback about our Open Morning on Saturday, when the school campus was a hive of activity. I am very grateful to our academic departments for showing off their mastery in such an engaging way.  What a bunch of pros I’ve got bringing their subjects alive.  I truly believe it was...

Golf – HMC Foursomes Competition First Round, South West Region

October 18, 2013

Truro School beat King’s Taunton 2.5 – 0.5 at Dartmouth Golf Club on Thursday 17 October 2013. In a closely contested match Truro top pair Connor Davidson and Michael McKelvey Won 1 up having recovered from a difficult position with just three holes left to play. Second pair Anvesh Kumar and Adi Kumaravel cruised to a...

Netball Summary – week beginning 14 October

October 18, 2013

U18 B vs Helston A – Won 16–13 Truro School surged ahead early by scoring the first four goals of the game and did enough to stay there in a competitive fixture in tricky, blustery conditions. Katie Shepherd at Centre and Jess Pascoe dominated the centre court well.   U16 vs Penair – won 20–14...

Year 4 Walk Around the Roseland Peninsula

October 16, 2013

Having such a rich ‘outdoor classroom’ in the Cornish countryside and coastline, enables our pupils to benefit from first- hand experience to supplement their learning. The Year 4 children walked from Porth Farm to St Anthony Head on 12 September, taking in the former Augustinian Priory of Place Manor, its adjoining Church and St Anthony...

Headmaster’s Blog Wednesday 16 October 2013

October 16, 2013

I am very grateful to so many students of our Sixth Form who gave up their Wednesday evening to represent the school at our Sixth Form Open Evening. A quote from a current parent captures it well; “Without exception the pupils were fantastic ambassadors for their subjects. I always feel Truro School displays great confidence...

Year 3 Walk to Trelissick

October 16, 2013

One of the great joys of living in Cornwall is that we are surrounded by such a wide variety of interesting and beautiful landscapes. So it seems important to us at the school to take advantage by sending each year group from Year 3 to Year 6 on a walk, with the distances and challenge...

Science Quiz – won by Truro Prep!

October 16, 2013

The local area heat of the Science Quiz was held here on Friday. There were seven teams of four pupils from Mount House, St Pirans, Truro High and Truro Prep, each comprising two Year 5 and two Year 6 pupils. Competitors were able to confer and vote strategically whenever appropriate.  The quizmaster went over each question...

Headmaster’s Blog Tuesday 15 October 2013

October 15, 2013

It is a real tribute to Jon Salfield and his team at Truro Fencing Club how well our pupils continue to do in national and international competitions. So, well done to Poppy Jessup for winning a gold medal at Under 11 level in the Leon Paul Junior Sabre Fencing series at Wellington on Sunday 29...