December 2013

Headmaster's Blog – My First Year

December 31, 2013

This time last year, I was about to meet Mr Smith for the ceremonial handing over of the keys to the Headmaster’s study.   Having accepted the offer to be the 10th Headmaster of Truro School a year earlier, it’s fair to say I was rather champing at the bit to get going, albeit with...

Trennick – rugby and a Christmas party

December 18, 2013

On Tuesday the 1st XV rugby side played a very strong Australian touring team, King’s Parramatta. During the second half Liam was brought on the field and made an immediate impact with a couple of bone shaking tackles. He also carried the ball well and made useful metres.   Wednesday afternoon saw the last 2nd...

Rugby Summary – Week Beginning 9 December 2013

December 16, 2013

Tuesday 10 December On Tuesday our U13s played Redruth School in the final of the county cup at Redruth RFC. It took Truro a while to impose themselves on the opposition, but relentless pressure paid off as the side ultimately cruised to a comfortable 52-7 victory. This is Mr Hunt’s tenth cup final success in...

Truro Prep Hosts Exciting Swimming Gala

December 15, 2013

We hosted another exciting gala with Mount Charles School and Devoran School. This time, selected Year 5 and Year 6 swimmers participated.   The races were close, and even our County swimmers were challenged by some exceptional performances by our visiting swimmers. Nonetheless, we swam some tremendous races and achieved 23 first places out of...

Headmaster’s Blog Friday 13 December 2013

December 13, 2013

It’s the last day of term and I’ve just returned from our Annual Carol Service at the Truro Methodist Church. It was super to see so many former Truro School teachers present and enjoying the celebration with us. The Rev spoke with his usual humour, contrasting the outrageous dressing room demands of so many of...

The Verse and Prose Competition

December 13, 2013

On Thursday 12 December, 22 pupils in the Prep School participated in the annual Verse and Prose Competition. One pupil from each class recited a poem while another read and performed a prose extract. All pupils who took part had already been selected from in-class competitions and so had done very well to reach the...

Netball Summary – Week Beginning Monday 9 December

December 13, 2013

PSP vs Falmouth:   U12 Drew 7-7. Some moments of fluid play, interspersed with footwork and possession issues meant that Falmouth took an early lead. The team worked hard on coming forward for the ball, and Zoe led the team in slowing the play and thinking about spacing. A couple of great shots at goal-...

Early Years Nativity

December 12, 2013

It’s the most wonderful time of the school year – the Christmas Nativity!   There wasn’t a dry eye in the house as Nursery and Reception pupils delighted their audience yesterday with the Nativity story, performed through the play A Little Bird Told Me.   Birds, stars, angels, shepherds, wise men and – of course...

Chess: Jack Adds to His Shield Collection

December 12, 2013

Last month, Jack from 1st Year carried on from his successes at Truro Prep School by adding the Cornwall U12 Chess Shield to his collection.   Jack was presented the Cornwall U12 Simpkin Shield from County Chess President Robin Kneebone, who is a former pupil of Truro School. It was presented to him at the...

Model United Nations General Assembly

December 12, 2013

Congratulations to the fourteen Lower Sixth and Upper Sixth students who represented Nepal, Georgia, Russia, Germany (and of course, Truro School) at the Model United Nations Conference at Exeter School on 4 December 2013.   106 delegates from schools around the South West debated issues at the committee stage, such as the role of the...

Headmaster’s Blog – Wednesday 11 December

December 11, 2013

It’s a week since the Christmas Concert, but what a super concert it was; definitely the best attended concert I can remember. There was a lovely blend of ensembles and singing, from samba to guitars, Pre-Prep to Prep, and two fine solo spots from Luke Barnsley on clarinet and Holly Morris on the cello. But...

Pentreve – Tree surfing

December 10, 2013

On Sunday afternoon, Pentreve house took to the skies for a spot of tree surfing! You can view a gallery of photos from the activity...

Headmaster’s Blog Tuesday 10 December

December 10, 2013

On Friday morning, as our flag flew at half-mast, I attended Sixth Form chapel assembly as usual. A group of Sixth Form students in our Amnesty Group were talking about human trafficking and the fact that there are more slaves in the world today, than at any other time in history. After a moving video...

Hockey: U11 A + B Girls v Truro School

December 9, 2013

Monday 2 December 2013   Congratulations to our U11A Girls’ Hockey team who defeated Truro School U12A team 1-0 earlier this week. The standard of the match was excellent, with some good attacking play from Laura, Elinor and Harriet. Jess played extremely well in goal, successfully saving and clearing any shots at goal. Elena and...

Rugby Summary – Week Beginning 2 December 2013

December 9, 2013

Monday 2 December Monday brought the news that Tom Pascoe, Truro School 1st XV captain in 2010, has been selected as hooker for Cambridge University in the Varsity Match against Oxford University on Thursday 12 December at Twickenham Stadium. Tom is in his second year studying at Cambridge and is our first ‘Blue’ since M.E.H....

Fencing Summary – Week Beginning 2 December

December 9, 2013

This weekend our fencers were scattered far and wide across the country and Europe. Y. Chart travelled to Sheffield for the Senior British Championships. She fought women who were greatly experienced and older, but she kept a calm head all day, fencing confidently and intelligently. She finished in a very impressive 7th place in the...

Netball Summary – Week Beginning 2 December

December 9, 2013

Truro School U18B vs Redruth School – Drew 26–26 An entertaining and fiercely contested game ended in a draw after neither team managed a lead of more than two goals in the whole match. Spells of fantastic, dominant attacking play from School were cancelled out by some equally sharp Redruth shooting and the result was...

Wonderful Pre-Prep Winter Wonderland

December 6, 2013

This afternoon the Pre-Prep and its Enchanted Garden were filled with smiling faces, as pupils from Reception and their parents visited a Winter Wonderland.   The children lost themselves in Christmas stories and games, made wishes under the Wishing Tree, bounced on the Bouncing Branch, collected pine cones and made some Magic Fairy Pots.  ...

Former Pupil to Play in Varsity Match at Twickenham

December 6, 2013

A former Truro School student has received his invitation to play in this year’s Oxford vs Cambridge Varsity match at Twickenham, on December 12.   Tom Pascoe, who is currently in his second year at St John`s Cambridge, reading Land Economy, left in 2011 having co-Captained the 1st XV from his favoured position of Hooker....

“A Living Moral Compass”: Our Headmaster Remembers Mandela

December 6, 2013

Last night, the world received the news that Nelson Mandela – an inspirational human being to generations across the globe – passed away at the age of 95.   South African President Jacob Zuma addressed his nation, saying: “Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father.”   Mandela’s anti-apartheid battle...