November 2013

Headmaster’s Blog Friday 29 November 2013

November 29, 2013

What a fantastic performance from the Year 5s last night in their production of A Christmas Diversion. The play, which was written and directed by Mrs Gregory, transported parents and grandparents first to the village of Little Snodgrass then on to Lapland. Here, some very spoiled and self-centred members of the boy band, ‘Long Diversion’,...

Headmaster’s Blog 28 November 2013

November 29, 2013

On Tuesday 26 November, The Duke of Edinburgh Awards presentation was held. We were joined by the Duke of Edinburgh Operations and Development Officer for the South West, Alan Dodd, who quoted research about just how much employers value candidates with D of E Awards. It’s a high quality label, denoting a range of personal...

Junior Water Activities at Stithians Lake

November 28, 2013

Children in Year 3 at the Prep School have the opportunity to have a go at pool kayaking in our swimming pool and to learn how to paddle. This is not only a whole lot of fun and an exciting way to practice water activities, but it also builds their confidence in the water.  ...

From Ground to the Table: Learning About Food

November 28, 2013

Throughout their time at school, children at Truro Prep have the opportunity to learn all about where food comes from.   They begin by exploring the history and origins in their Food and Plants lessons, which also include looking at the fascinating fungi and wonderful wildlife in the School grounds.   The children then go...

Pentreve – epic racing all round!

November 27, 2013

This weekend we were graced with Daniel’s presence. On Friday, Hector spent the evening at badminton practice whilst the rest of the boys enjoyed some 5 a side football in the SBA Sports Centre. On Saturday most of the boys had rugby fixtures: Cyrus, Shin and Eneko played for the U14B team and recorded a victory...

Return of History Magazine, Rigor Mortis

November 27, 2013

After four years, History Prefect Jack Harvey has resurrected our old Sixth Form History magazine, Rigor Mortis.   Topics covered include the Romans’ second invasion of the British Isles and Napoleon’s return to France.   Click on the links below to read it.   Rigor Mortis Return Flipbook Rigor Mortis Return...

Standard of Debating “Extremely High”

November 27, 2013

Last week four A Level debaters took part in the first round of the Cambridge Union Debating competition, run by student debaters from Cambridge University.   The competition, held at the Richard Huish College in Taunton, involved 12 teams from six different schools and colleges from the private and state sector. It used the British Parliamentary format...

Lower Sixth Impress at Business Challenge Day

November 26, 2013

On Monday 18 November, six Lower Sixth Business Studies students travelled to Plymouth University to take part in their annual Schools’ Business Challenge day.   The competition was a day of product design and business planning, culminating in each team ‘pitching’ their business idea to a judging panel. The day involved much creativity and learning,...

Sports Summary – Week Beginning 25 November

November 26, 2013

Fencing The U13 team entertained Humphry Davy School for the return fixture and the match was exciting, going hit for hit. Going in to the last bout, Truro School had 12 hits to find to Humphry Davy’s 5. Luke Haynes (captain) fought carefully levelling the score to 44–44. The last hit saw a clash of...

Truro School Economists Triumphant at Regionals

November 25, 2013

On Friday 22 November, eight teams from schools all over Cornwall, Devon and Dorset congregated in Exeter to take part in the regional heat of the Bank of England’s Target 2.0 competition.   The competition involved the teams putting themselves in the position of the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee and outlining their recommendations for UK...

A Level Students Explore Psychology in Bristol

November 25, 2013

On Monday 18 November, 30 A Level Psychology students joined around 1000 other students for a conference in Bristol, where they explored the nature of Science & Pseudoscience, and developed their understanding of Psychology as a rigorous subject, firmly rooted in science.   Eleanor Stone, Head of Psychology, said: “It was a fantastic day out....

Headmaster’s Blog Monday 25 November 2013

November 25, 2013

Thousands of people descended on Truro for this year’s City of Lights festival, embracing the theme of Expect the Unexpected. A team of Truro School and Prep School artists, led by Jack Trevail, one of our Art scholars and general star in the Upper Sixth, produced the most magnificent seven and a half metre long...

The Tempest Goes Down a Storm

November 25, 2013

“Not only have I learnt about the amazing world of theatre, I’ve learnt about myself and how a little confidence can change almost everything.”   Truro School’s Head of Drama, Jo Egar, speaks to the cast of last week’s Burrell triumph, The Tempest.   What do you get if you cross seven tonnes of sand...

Malvern – shopping and cinema trips

November 24, 2013

At the risk of repeating myself, I have to say that yet again it’s been a very busy week for the girls in Malvern House!  Added to the usual rounds of lessons, prep, sport and music, I’m very happy to report that Nini and her partner won their first round heat of the Cambridge Union...

Our Musicians Perform at The Royal Albert Hall

November 22, 2013

On Wednesday 13 November, over 600 Cornish musicians travelled to the Royal Albert Hall in London for the spectacular Last Night of the School Proms.   Organised through national music education charity, Music for Youth, the prestigious event saw young musicians from across the country coming together to perform in one of the world’s most...

Truro School Shines at City of Lights

November 22, 2013

On Wednesday 20 November, Truro School pupils joined hundreds of children from across the county to take part in Truro’s annual City of Lights Festival.   This year, with the theme of Expect the Unexpected, the stunning procession saw a whale, a dinosaur and a ballerina making their way through the town, among countless other...

Netball Summary – Week Beginning Monday 18 November

November 22, 2013

U18 v Truro High School: Won 23-17   Playing in the SBASC on a very wet and windy afternoon, the first team got off to a good start, leading 9-5 at quarter time. The first half saw some good netball, with Truro School up 16-8 at half time. The second half was much closer with...

Enchanted Garden Opens at the Prep School

November 21, 2013

On Friday 8 November, Charlie Nicholson of Camp Kernow opened the new Enchanted Garden, which is part of the Forest School at the Prep School.   The garden, which centres on the Magic Tree sculpture designed by Luke Barnsley in Year 6, offers a range of exciting hands-on activities, enhancing the already extensive Forest Schools...

Pentreve – Bowling and Pizza

November 20, 2013

Another hectic weekend of sport, prep and pizza was had in Pentreve. Friday saw the usual round of hockey practice, badminton at Penair for Hector and prep, followed by a session in the Sir Ben Ainslie Sports Centre. This facility is proving to be a fantastic addition to the activities for the whole boarding community...

Rising Rugby Stars Selected for South West U18 Squad

November 20, 2013

Four rugby players from Truro School’s 1st XV team have been selected to represent the South West Under 18 side in divisional matches against the North, Midlands and London and South East in the new year.   Locryn Williams, Will Whitworth and Dan Rutter were selected, with Ollie Williams on standby as replacement.   Locryn,...