May 2014

Headmaster’s Blog – Wednesday 28 May 2014

May 28, 2014

Last week was another big week of public exams. Many of the Upper Sixth, who are now also on study leave, have been sticking to familiar routines, and coming in to school to revise whilst maintaining contact time with teachers.  It’s obviously one of the most important times of the year for many pupils at Truro...

Cricket: Truro School Girls in Final Eight of National Cup

May 23, 2014

After a win against Penair School last Friday, the girls went in to the next round of the U15 National Cup with lots of positivity.   We played Wadebridge School and won the toss and chose to bat.  Alexandra scored a fine 34 backed up by Emily (21) and Amy (9no), going on to score...

Truro School Surfers at Cornish Schools Championships

May 21, 2014

Surfers from Truro School’s Surfers Academy recently competed at the Cornish Schools Surfing Championships at Fistral, Newquay, for the very first time.   It was really exciting watching our pupils enter this event for the first time as a squad. Our team of five were there at 8am blessed with sun shine and small clean...

Headmaster’s Blog – Tuesday 20 May 2014

May 20, 2014

Something very special happened in Exeter on Friday 16 May. Mrs Renshaw and I took 13 of our most able musicians to the Cathedral to take part in a joint Prep Schools’ Concert, led by the famous folk musician, Steve Knightly.   With 180 pupils in total from 12 schools, from Taunton down to Truro,...

Swimming Summary – Week Beginning Monday 19 May

May 20, 2014

vs Truro High School   18 girls from our 1st, 2nd and 3rd Years participated in the home leg of this local derby fixture. Each year group raced in Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Butterfly, all over 25 metres; followed by the Freestyle Relay, Medley Relay and Canon Relay.   All pupils from Truro School performed...

IAPS Fencing Championships

May 20, 2014

Truro Prep School entered a team of six fencers to the IAPs Fencing Championships, held at Millfield School on May 10.   Led by Truro Head Coach Mr Salfield and Truro School’s teacher in charge of fencing, Mrs Jupp, the team was also accompanied by a referee from Truro Fencing Club, Miss Marta Baeza. The...

Judo Success for Truro School and Prep

May 20, 2014

Six pupils from Truro School and the Prep School attended the Cornish Team Judo Championships at Penzance Leisure Centre on Sunday 11 May with great success.   David from 2nd Year won silver in his weight group in the Junior Boys, with a determined effort in the early rounds. Meanwhile Tommy, also from 2nd Year, fought...

Headmaster’s Blog – Monday 19 May 2014

May 19, 2014

Friday marked the end of an era for the young men and women of our Upper Sixth Form.  Some of them joined Truro Prep School before their 3rd birthday, most of them joined Truro School seven years ago, some have been with us just for the last two years.  All of them have enriched this...

Cosmic Transforms the Heseltine Staircase

May 19, 2014

Renowned artist Cosmic has transformed the Heseltine Gallery steps. Following an ideas session with pupils the week before, Cosmic spent five days on a cherry-picker in the sun, creating a colourful mural to brighten up the grey concrete of the staircase.   Anoushka from 4th Year took part in the all-day workshop run by Cosmic....

Trennick – Sun, Sea and Sandcastles

May 19, 2014

What a fantastic weekend. The weather has been glorious and the boys have had a great time.   On Friday evening Baba, Nnebe and I attended the annual Truro School football dinner. This formal occasion marks the football that has been played in school throughout the year and celebrates pupil achievements in each of the age...

Poltisco – Taster Sessions and Exam Study Packages

May 19, 2014

Three weeks into the term and everyone has settled in so quickly it’s hard to remember what it was like before the girls moved in at Poltisco!  We had a great week with the 3rd Year taster sessions and met some lovely girls who fitted in straight away; we hope to see them again soon. For...

Pentreve – Body Boarding at Tolcarne Beach

May 19, 2014

And so we have come very quickly to the last weekend of the first half of the summer term; time is flying past and it will soon be the summer break. Of course, before we get there, there is just the small matter of some exams (although the boys seem remarkably relaxed about that prospect!), boarders’...

Malvern – Films, Go-karting and Revision

May 18, 2014

With the beautiful weather continuing, this has been a really wonderful weekend.  On Friday evening some of us went to a breath taking performance of the black and white film ‘Sunrise’, it was one of the last silent movies ever made and was set to live music, created by the local band that accompanied the...

IAPS National Swimming Finals

May 16, 2014

This year four swimmers in Year 6 qualified for the National Finals of the IAPS swimming competition held on 10 May 2014.   Times had to be achieved at a Regional Round that we held here at Truro School with Plymouth College, whose swimmers swim with the top UK club Plymouth Leander. Sam, Luke, Alexander...

Tennis Summary – Week Beginning 12 May 2014

May 16, 2014

The season started on Monday with a trip to Seaton in Devon, for four of our girls. They played Colyton Grammar School in the semi-finals of the South West Group of the National Championships.   Unfortunately it was our first match and our girls were all up against higher ranked players. The weather held out...

Trennick – hard work and pizzas

May 15, 2014

As the public exam season is underway, the boys requested that the Dodd Library be open for the majority of the weekend to ensure that they are fully prepared for their GCSEs, AS and A2 Levels. Many were also fortunate to benefit from dedicated staff offering weekend clinics at this crucial time.   That is...

Rigor Mortis, Issue Two: Strike

May 15, 2014

History Prefect Jack Harvey has completed the latest issue of Sixth Form History Magazine, Rigor Mortis.   Among other things the magazine, put together entirely by Jack, explores the concept of strikes through history:   “What prompts a worker to go on strike? Are they successful, and do they achieve anything? Sometimes, strikes are reduced...

Reuben Kicks off Reading Stars

May 14, 2014

Avid literature fan Reuben in Year 4 is the first pupil to receive a Reading Stars award at Truro Prep School.   The English Department at Truro Prep School has introduced Reading Stars, a reading incentive scheme for Years 3-6, to promote a wide range of reading-related activities. Pupils can receive a star for reading...

Two International Gold Medals at Challenge Geneva

May 14, 2014

Last weekend, our fencers travelled to Geneva to compete in an U15 event.   In the U15 girls’ sabre, Caitlin Maxwell took the gold medal with Molly Wood 13th and sister, Lily, in 15th. In the boys’ U15 event, Jamie Craze (pictured – from Challenge Geneva 2014) took gold with Bertie Holdsworth in 22nd, Alex...

Ten Tors Challenge 2014

May 14, 2014

In high winds and challenging weather, three teams from Truro School completed the Ten Tors Challenge on Dartmoor last weekend.   The challenge took place on 10 and 11 May and involved 400 teams and 2400 girls and boys from schools, clubs and organisations across the South West. Representing Truro School were two 35 mile...