March 2014

Boarders Volunteer at the Big Spring Beach Clean

March 29, 2014

On Saturday 29 March, more than 30 boarders from Malvern, Pentreve and Trennick houses gave up their time to take part in Surfers Against Sewage’s ‘Big Spring Beach Clean’ at Perranporth.   This was just one of 150 beach cleans, involving 3,000 volunteers, spanning all coastal counties and aiming to remove a minimum of 10 tonnes of debris from...

Headmaster’s Blog – Friday 28 March 2014

March 29, 2014

Interviewing talented people who aspire to work at Truro School is one of the many very enjoyable elements of my job. If a sign of a good school is one that is able to promote successfully from within, then we can be proud. In recent weeks I have been able to make some exciting appointments,...

The Mobile Phone Show

March 29, 2014

This year’s Truro School Senior Play was a new piece by Jim Cartright, based on our modern day society and the most popular piece of technology, the mobile phone. It was a fantastic success. Below, 5th Year’s Rebecca talks about what she’s learned and what she’ll  miss.   “The closing night of every good show is...

Connor is Regional Chairman of SW Conservative Future

March 29, 2014

The Sixth Form’s Connor Donnithorne has been appointed Regional Chairman of South West Conservative Future and is now on the Regional Board for the Conservative Party.   He said: “I am delighted. The South West is a region that we need to turn blue at the next election to secure a Conservative majority. I have...

Brain Awareness Week

March 29, 2014

In the week beginning 17 March 2014, the Psychology department kicked off Brain Awareness Week, an opportunity for pupils and staff to take part in research, experiments and quizzes in the library, and find out what really goes on in the human brain.   The results from the research were really interesting and the Lower...

Dare Balogun in TARGETjobs Final

March 29, 2014

Lower Sixth’s Dare Balogun is travelling to London on 3 April to take part in the National Final of the TARGETjobs National Schools’ Challenge.   This competition has given our students the chance to benchmark themselves against thousands of others from different schools and colleges, both within the South West region and across the UK....

Golf Summary: HMC Foursomes South West Region Semi-Final

March 28, 2014

Woodbury Park Golf Club on Thursday 27 March   Truro School 1 Canford School 2   Truro gave a courageous fight against a team of much lower handicap Canford players, in tough conditions that included strong winds, rain and hail. First pair Connor Davidson and Michael McKelvey played exceptionally well and beat the top Canford...

Truro Prep at Music for Youth and Cornwall Music Festival

March 28, 2014

The Prep Chamber Choir (comprising 49 musicians from Year 4 to Year 6) participated in this year’s Music for Youth Regional Festival Series held at Truro Methodist Church in February.   The pupils performed a selection of songs all on the theme of Dance. This was all good preparation for the Cornwall Music Festival in...

Professor AC Grayling: Why the Humanities?

March 28, 2014

Yesterday, Truro School welcomed guest lecturer Professor AC Grayling, Master of New College of the Humanities, for the school’s inaugural Year 11 and 12 Higher Education Partnership lecture.   Throughout the day, he spoke to a number of GCSE and Sixth Form students from around Cornwall who are considering studying Higher Education in Humanities and...

Exploring the Source to the Sea

March 27, 2014

Pupils in Year 5 enjoyed a two day Geography Field Trip exploring the River Fal and how it changes on its journey to the sea.   On day one, the pupils explored an area of Goss Moor on foot to discover the source of the Fal, taking advantage of the opportunity to develop some of...

Farm and Country Day

March 27, 2014

On Wednesday 12 March, the pupils in Year 4 were fortunate to be able to attend an educational day at the Royal Cornwall Showground.   They participated in such diverse activities as wrapping Cornish Yarg cheese in nettle and garlic leaves, milking ‘cows’, bottle feeding kids and lambs, handling day-old chicks and learning how to...

Truro School U13s Complete the Double

March 27, 2014

On Tuesday 25 March the Truro School U13 rugby team completed the double as they added the Cornwall Schools Sevens trophy to their county title in the full version of the game.   The side comfortably defeated Pool in the first group match 49-5. Richard Lander proved a tough game in defeating them 19-12. Further...

Rugby Summary – Week Beginning 17 March

March 25, 2014

Truro Prep vs Fulham Prep School   Truro Prep hosted Fulham Prep School U10s as they undertook their traditional Spring Rugby tour of Cornwall.   In a hugely entertaining and competitive game, Fulham eventually proved too strong for a spirited Truro team. Fulham’s strong running caught Truro napping on several occasions and the team looked...

Truro School ACHE Banquet

March 25, 2014

On Thursday 20 March, the ACHE Banquet was held at the school, where staff and members of the Sixth Form came together to celebrate the completion of 16 weeks of ACHE training.   Rev Aubin de Gruchy introduced former pupil Alice Jefferson, Guest Speaker for the night, who spoke about her experiences since leaving the...

Pentreve – surfing tricks on display

March 25, 2014

The weekend started off with a bang: it was Eneko’s 14th birthday on Friday! Cake, cards and the usual rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’ took place at morning roll call, only for us to find out later that his guardians had provided more cake and decorated the lounge for his return from school.  Thankfully boys can never get...

Year 3 and 4 Sports Partnership Bisi Badminton Finals

March 25, 2014

Congratulations to the team of six players who participated in the Bisi Badminton Finals at Penryn College, last Friday 21 March 2014.   The team participated in a variety of striking and hand-eye coordination activities. The children scored points at each timed activity, which were then totalled for an overall result.   Our team of...

Football Summary – Week Beginning 17 March

March 25, 2014

17/3/14 On Monday, the 2nd XI played the 1st XI in a league fixture. It was another competitive game in which the 2nd XI started the brighter. A goal from Baba Braithwaite after 15 minutes gave the 2nd XI a deserved lead. The 2nd half saw the 1st XI attack for the whole half. Chances...

Trennick – a trip to the beach

March 24, 2014

The penultimate weekend of the spring term saw us bathed in sunshine and pelted with hailstones! We did not let this dampen our spirit of adventure though, as some members of the house set off for D of E training, to return on Sunday rosy faced from the wind and sun.   Saturday saw a...

Malvern – tea and cup cakes

March 24, 2014

After a very busy two weeks of U6th and L6th mock exams and with tiredness, winter colds and tummy upsets getting the better of everyone we decided on a relatively quiet weekend.   Friday night became DVD night and we watched a series of rather strange and unusual films, some of which I don’t think...

U11 County Hockey Tournament

March 24, 2014

Friday 14 March 2014   U11 Boys The U11 boys’ team played two matches in their group. They played well against St Petroc’s, Bodmin, to win 3-0. Their next opponents, St Hilary, Penzance, were a strong team, who play club hockey in the Penzance league, and our team had an exciting match with them, resulting...