February 2014

Truro School Careers Convention

February 26, 2014

On Wednesday 5 March, we are hosting a Careers Convention for pupils in our 3rd Year / Year 9 and upwards.   The Convention will see representatives from a number of businesses and institutions around the country visiting to share an insight into their place of work. Students, parents and teachers attending can benefit from...

Glass Workshop with Mrs Balkwill

February 25, 2014

A small group of children were able to do a specialised glass workshop with Mrs Balkwill.   The pupils learned different methods of producing an object using glass.   First, they cut and assembled glass for a mosaic design of their choice. Then, they used different techniques such as drawing with glass pens, or using...

Year 6 Learn Presentation Skills

February 25, 2014

Every Year Six pupil at Truro Prep School has written and presented a speech on a topic of their choice as part of their Prep School Diploma.   In English, pupils have learned how to craft and edit ideas, use rhetorical devices, perform and deliver a speech and field questions from an audience. Each presentation...

Year 3 Get Creative in English

February 25, 2014

In January, Miss Gay set her English class, in pairs, the task of creating their very own fable.   The children wrote some fantastic tales about tigers, sloths and worms and then went about designing and making both the scenery and the characters, with fantastic results! Below is just one of the fables that was...

Fencing Summary – Week Beginning 24 February 2014

February 25, 2014

Yvonne Chart is now ranked 13th in Great Britain at senior level , which means she has just been for her first senior events competing for the GB senior women’s foil team. This is a remarkable achievement for a 17 year old. She will be competing in Tauberbischofsheim and Turin next month.   At the...

Swimming Summary – February 2014

February 25, 2014

The first half of the Spring Term has been a busy one with no less than five swimming galas.   Our first gala was the IAPS swimming regional round with Plymouth College. The top 16 fastest swimmers for each event and age group nationally have the opportunity to swim at the finals in May in...

Year Four visit Langholme Methodist Home

February 24, 2014

By Emily and Joanna, Year 4   Last term, Year 4 visited Langholme Methodist Home for the Aged in Falmouth to talk to the elderly residents living there and find out about the past.   All of Year 4 enjoyed chatting to the elderly people about their childhood and each group talked to a different...

Max’s Secret Library

February 24, 2014

Max in Year 4 has made a short film called Max’s Secret Library.   Max created the film using stop-frame animation and Lego, walking around the library with a camera and creating voiceovers.   At the start a Lego car builds itself and the driver leads the viewer on a journey to the location of...

GB World Fencing Championship Team Announced

February 20, 2014

British Fencing has confirmed the GB Team for this year’s cadet (U17) and junior (U20) World Championships which will be held this year in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, in April.   Our fencers have worked hard all season for the chance to compete at these prestigious championships and we are thrilled to have the following pupils selected:...

Andrew Munro-Lott in Final Scotland U18 Rugby Trial

February 18, 2014

1st XV scrum-half Andrew Munro-Lott has been selected to represent the Scotland Regions team. He is due to play against a Scotland XV in the Final U18 Trial in Glasgow, on the weekend of 22-23 February.   Graham Whitmore, Director of Sport, said: “Andrew has been playing for the Scottish Exiles this season and his fine...

Fencing Summary – Week Beginning 10 February 2014

February 17, 2014

Last weekend saw the London International Sabre, which is the domestic leg of the European U17 circuit. There were over 120 fencers from Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Romania, Belgium, Holland and Switzerland.   Josh Maxwell scored the best GB result with a strong 5th place. Will Deary was 13th. Of the younger fencers, Jamie Craze...

Truro Area Cross Country Event

February 17, 2014

Congratulations to the 25 pupils who competed in the Cross Country races at Penair School on Monday 10 February 2014.   Over 300 children from local primary schools in the Truro area attended, with about 50 children competing in each race. The age categories were from Year 4 up to Year 6.   We have...

Hockey Summary – Week Beginning 10 February 2014

February 17, 2014

Girls Hockey The junior girls’ teams kicked off their PSP season this week with a block fixture against Helston. The U12 team played a controlled game, winning comfortably 2:0. The U13 team continue to impress, and dominated their opposition winning 8:1. The U14 team conceded an early goal, but rallied to draw the game 1:1,...

Netball Summary – Week Beginning 10 February

February 17, 2014

U12A vS Newquay Tretherras A – Won 25:3 This was a one-sided game, but played in good spirits by both teams. Truro took control from the start. They had the odd lapse of concentration but worked well to regain it.   U12B vs Newquay Tretherras B – Won 18:0 The U12 B team performed superbly...

Football Summary – Week Beginning 10 February 2014

February 17, 2014

Another week full of cancellation’s due to the continued atrocious weather.   On Monday the 1st XI played the 2nd XI in the County League. In difficult conditions, the 2nd XI worked tirelessly to stop the 1st XI passing the ball, and a more direct route paid dividends for the 1stXI when Toby played a...

In Video: Sir Ben Ainslie’s Return

February 14, 2014

Back in October 2013, Truro School welcomed former pupil and Olympic sailor, Ben Ainslie, to officially open our brand new Sports Centre. Staff and pupils from both schools joined together to hear about the sport that has become synonymous with his name:   “Sailing brings with it a sense of freedom that you just can’t...

Pentreve – Segway at Goonhilly

February 11, 2014

What another awful weekend weather-wise.  At first the waves and wind were fascinating, then after a month they just became plain infuriating, and still they show no signs of letting up!   Football fixtures being cancelled, and driving conditions so poor meant that it was in- house activities and the Sports Centre only on Saturday...

Fencing Summary: GB U17 and U20 National Championships

February 11, 2014

Last weekend saw our fencers travel to the GB U17 and U20 National Championships. The U17 event took place on the Saturday – the day on which we hoped to dominate the events.   In the epee event, Conall Cromie fenced calmly and maturely all day finishing in 13th position. Charles Dean came out of...

Hockey Summary – Week Beginning 3 February 2014

February 11, 2014

Girls Hockey The U16 Girls Hockey team progressed from the pool stages of the PSP Competition in empathic style beating Camborne 11:0. They played with great confidence, moving the ball well and finishing chances sharply. They move into the finals as the only unbeaten team in the pool, scoring a total of 21 goals and...

Football Summary – Week Beginning 3 February 2014

February 10, 2014

Unfortunately it was another week of cancelled fixtures. nine fixtures were lost to the weather making a total of 24 games this term. The only game that survived was our 2nd XI, who lost to Newquay Tretherras 1st XI 4:1 in gale force winds.   Glynn Hooper Head of...