April 2014

Will Trew Selected for Football Development Programme

April 30, 2014

Will Trew from 3rd Year has been selected for the Independent Schools National Development Programme for the U15s England Squad.   He is the first pupil from Truro School to be selected for the programme, which gives young people the chance to experience competitive football at a range of ages. ISFA runs national competitions and...

Abi Piercy in Rotary Musician National Finals

April 29, 2014

Abigail Piercy from Upper Sixth has reached the National Final of the Rotary Young Musician Competition, due to be held at Truro School on Saturday 3 May 2014.   She represented Cornwall in the South West Regional Finals of the competition at Frome in Somerset in April to win a place in the National final...

Hockey Summary – Week Beginning 29 April 2014

April 29, 2014

JRPC Selection   A total of 38 Truro School hockey players have been involved in the Cornwall JAC over the Spring Term. Many went on to represent Cornwall as the various regional tournaments, and 11 of these have been selected to attend Junior Regional Performance Centre in Exeter over the summer. Congratulations to:   Girls...

Will Deary Awarded Fencing Bursary

April 29, 2014

Will Deary from Lower Sixth has been awarded one of only six bursaries allocated to elite fencers between U20 to senior level.   This is part of the pathway which is aimed at assisting and supporting high achieving fencers with the aim of qualifying for the 2020 Olympics. This bursary now means that all of...

Locryn’s Blog: England U18, Day 5 and 6

April 28, 2014

Day 4   We started the day with a nice pool session. Those that know me will know that in 5th year it took four floats to keep me afloat. The rehab part of the pool session involved a lot of treading water with hands clapping in the air; if I wasn’t hydrated before we...

Truro Rugby Players in Action for Exeter Chiefs

April 28, 2014

Pictured are Truro School U15 rugby players Jonny Wood and Joseph Elderkin who represented the Exeter Chiefs Academy side in a recent festival against other Premiership sides, including Gloucester, Bath, Worcester and London Irish.   Jonny was also given the honour of captaining Cornwall U15 in a county match over Easter against Devon.   Graham...

Locryn’s Blog: England U18, Day 4 (Wednesday)

April 17, 2014

    “Sitting on the touch line I just wanted to get on and play. Waiting, we watched as the score went one way then the other. We conceded 15 points all in penalties to lead 17-15 at half time.”   Day 4 (Wednesday)   Sorry for the late blog – it has been an...

Locryn’s Blog, England U18, Day 3 (Tuesday)

April 16, 2014

Day 3 (Tuesday)    “…tomorrow when I pull on that shirt I will be playing for my family……., my friends, Truro School, Cornwall, the South West …..and England.”     Started off early today, everyone was nervous with eager anticipation as we are playing tomorrow and we found out the team. Needless to say our...

Locryn’s Blog: England U18, Day 2 (Monday)

April 15, 2014

1st XV hooker Locryn Williams has travelled to Marcoussis in Paris to compete as part of the England U18 Clubs and Schools Team. This is the first time he has represented England.   Day 2   I won’t lie, I am absolutely knackered. However, hydrated well and bought a few litres of water for the...

Former Pupil Tully is Victorious in National BP Energy Competition

April 14, 2014

A former Truro School pupil was part of the winning team of this year’s BP Ultimate Field Trip, from an original entry of over 100 teams.   Talbot (Tully) Kingsbury, now an Engineering Science student at Keble College Oxford, was presented with first prize for the competition, which is open to all university students and...

Locryn’s Blog: England U18, Day 1

April 14, 2014

1st XV hooker Locryn Williams has travelled to Marcoussis in Paris to compete as part of the England U18 Clubs and Schools Team. This is the first time he has represented England.   Day 1   Met up with Jay at Starbucks. Whilst queuing to grab a couple drinks a few people came up and...

Headmaster Blog – Wednesday 9 April 2014

April 9, 2014

Calm has descended on Truro School after a very busy, industrious Spring Term and I find myself writing reports in a quiet Headmaster’s Study in a peaceful school.   The Spring Term was, as always, action packed, and so it was a delightful contrast to close with the Easter Service in the Truro Methodist Church. A...

Badminton Summary – March 2014

April 7, 2014

Year 3 and Year 4 Bisi Badminton Partnership Finals   Congratulations to the team of six players who participated in the Bisi badminton finals at Penryn College on 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...

Polwhele House Cross Country Event

April 7, 2014

Congratulations to everyone who competed in the cross country event at Polwhele House on Saturday 29 March 2014. All of the children who have attended cross country club over the past two terms were invited to run, as well as children who had finished in the top five in the inter-house cross country races.  ...

Elena and Ethan Long Listed for BBC Short Story Competition

April 7, 2014

Two Year 6 pupils have been selected for the BBC Radio 2 500 words competition long list.   Picked from over 118,000 entrants, Elena and Ethan’s stories are two of only 3,500 remaining. They will now wait until May to find out whether their stories will feature in the final shortlist of 50.   This...

Lauren’s Sponsored Silence Raises £100

April 7, 2014

On Friday 28 March, 1st Year’s Lauren delighted her teachers and friends when she announced she was going to take part in a sponsored silence in order to raise money for Cancer Research. Armed with a white board to help with communication and a whole lot of determination she emerged at the end of the...

Judo at Truro School

April 4, 2014

Truro School is starting judo classes at the Sir Ben Ainslie Sports Centre at 4.00pm every Tuesday of the summer term.   Judo is an Olympic sport, derived from the Japanese martial art Jujitsu. It is a great work out, suitable for all ages and girls and boys of all shapes and sizes. It is...

Football Summary – Week Beginning 31 March 2014

April 4, 2014

The final week of term saw four fixtures take place. On Tuesday our U14s played Penryn in the County semi-final. Unfortunately they lost 6-2 to a very strong Penryn team who had five County players in the team.   On Wednesday our 1st XI and 2nd XI played. The 2nd XI lost 6-2, whilst the...

Former Pupil Henry Conchie Selected For England Students

April 4, 2014

Truro School would like to congratulate Henry Conchie, former 1st XV rugby captain (2010) on his selection for England Students against Wales Students on Friday 4 April. Henry is currently studying Medicine at Bristol University, for which he is also 1st XV captain.   Other notable achievements from our former rugby players include Freddie Gleadowe...

Squash Team Have Good Win Against Penair

April 4, 2014

The school squash team are developing well under the coaching of Mr Chambers and county junior coach Rory Brickell and recently played their second match against Penair School.   Although Truro won the match 6-0, this did not reflect the competitivenessof the matches played between the boys. Truro’s team comprised of C. Briggs, O. Lloyd-Laney,...