June 2014

Fencing Summary – Week Beginning Monday 23 June 2014

June 30, 2014

England Youth Championships   U13 Boys’ sabre Luke Haynes 2nd Sam Bourne 7th Henry Hurst 18th James Kincaid 20th   U15 Boys’ sabre Jamie Craze 1st Alex Boote 3rd Bertie Holdsworth 5th   U13 Girls’ sabre Molly Wood 5th Keely Rodda 8th   U15 Girls’ sabre Caitlin Maxwell 1st Lily Wood 3rd   Cornwall schools’...

Review: Jason and the Argonauts

June 30, 2014

by Alex, 2nd Year   Ancient Greece – where Greece is… but a long time ago!   Jason and the Argonauts was a hilarious play with 17 actors aged between 11 and 14, one amazing director (who also acted as a choreographer), many fabulous audience members, three songs, a fire-breathing dragon, a Golden Fleece, and...

Year 6 Trip to France

June 30, 2014

By Jasper, Sam, Charlie, Wiktor, Matthew, Jack and Luke   We went to France in May 2014. The trip started with a long night bus journey to Dover, which was actually quite fun! We arrived at the ferry and everyone was very drowsy.   Our first stop was at Vimy Ridge, a Canadian First World...

Boarders’ Bag Pack Raises over £950 for Children’s Hospice

June 30, 2014

On Saturday 21 June, Boarders from all four houses (Trennick, Malvern, Pentreve and Poltisco) helped pack customer bags and handed balloons out to children at Sainsbury’s in Truro.   On the day, a brilliant £955.32 was raised for Children’s Hospice Southwest , Little Harbour, St Austell.   This term the boarders have embarked on a...

Year 6 Playground Poetry

June 30, 2014

Year 6 Set 4 pupils have been experimenting with William Burroughs style cut ups to create short figurative lines of poetry to describe the playground.   Working in teams, each group of writers produced a mass of interesting images, similes, metaphors, alliterative phrases, and short descriptions using personification. Each pupil then cut up the phrases...

Headmaster’s Blog – Saturday 28 June 2014  

June 28, 2014

For the second year in a row the sun shone on Sports Day. The competition was spirited, a few records were broken and it was a thoroughly enjoyable event.  It was super to see so many parents responding to my invitation to come along.  We served over 150 cream teas, which seems a rather good...

Junior School Challenge Day

June 27, 2014

On Thursday 26 June 2014 we welcomed 24 pupils from six junior schools around the county for our second Junior School Challenge Day. The focus this year was Art and Design & Technology, intended to challenge the visiting pupils’ ability to solve problems set in a creative context.   Pupils from Bosvigo Junior School, Carclaze...

Year 4 in the Lion’s Lair

June 26, 2014

All Year 4 pupils took part in a Lion’s Lair public speaking competition this week in the assembly hall, pitching ideas for products using persuasive language and presentation skills in front of an audience and three demanding judges.   Based on a TV programme with a similar name, each team designed a product and created...

St Columb Major Academy visit the SBASC

June 26, 2014

On Thursday 26 June, 38 pupils from St Columb Sports Academy visited the Sir Ben Ainslie Sports Centre at Truro School for a morning of indoor sports.   The Year 6 pupils split into three groups and rotated around four different activities in the sports centre; indoor cricket, mini basketball, racquetball and dance. They were...

Emily selected for Talent Inspiration Programme

June 25, 2014

Emily in the 2nd Year has been selected as Cornwall’s female representative, from the current 2nd Year – 4th Year, to attend the Talent Inspiration Programme.   This programme will bring together 200 young aspiring athletes from across the country to participate in a three day residential learning experience in Manchester in September. Emily will...

Make a pot in a day

June 23, 2014

Earlier this Month we welcomed artist Chris Prindl, who gave a talk and presentation to 15 people on how to throw a range of different pots. The participants then went on to learn how to make a classic coil pot with a demonstration from Technician Russell O Connor and how to throw a pot on...

The Hockney Trees

June 23, 2014

The Hockney Trees, which can be found outside the Sixth Form Centre, were a joint creation, made by 2012’s Years 1, 2 and 3. Each pupil hand-made their ceramic bead from stoneware clay and decorated them by carving in, moulding on and decorating with under-glaze colours inspired by the paintings and works of David Hockney...

Interview: Author Allan Boroughs

June 23, 2014

On Friday 20 June, author Allan Boroughs came to visit Truro School for a book signing and to speak to pupils about his latest book, IRONHEART.   Students from across the school met in the Dodd Library to hear of Allan’s adventures, his future endeavours and what it’s like to be a writer. He even...

Years 5 and 6 at Stithians

June 23, 2014

Year 5 go Kayaking and Cooking and Year 6 enjoy Rowing, Kayaking and a BBQ – all at Stithians!   During June, each Year 5 class has enjoyed a great day at Stithians Reservoir. Having spent part of their Food and Plants lessons developing their own soup or healthy pot noodle recipes, they undertook a...

Reflective Spaces at Truro Pre-Prep

June 23, 2014

On Thursday 19 June, Truro Pre-Prep was visited by Reflective Spaces, who came for a day to talk to the children about being reflective and considering feelings, values and thinking about other people.   Through a number of activities such as a Thank You Table, a reflection corner and a shredder for placing things to...

Headmaster’s Blog – Saturday 21 June 2014

June 21, 2014

It’s been a week of great variety at school. News from Slovenia is that the Lower Sixth Form students have successfully completed their Duke of Edinburgh Gold expedition and are now taking in the local culture and strengthening friendships with our partner school out there. The remaining Lower Sixth cohort have been undertaking a week’s...

Year 5 Geology Taster at Truro School

June 20, 2014

Four wonderful workshops were put on by specialist staff at Truro School this term when we organised a trip over for Year 5 to gain an insight into Geology.   This tied in with various aspects of their geography and science curriculums and all pupils participated in 4 sessions:   – Fossil Preservation – making...

Year 5 Geography Trip on the River Fal

June 20, 2014

In May, Year 5 pupils enjoyed a Geography field trip exploring the River Fal.   They boarded rafted Canadian canoes and paddled from Loe Beach to Malpas, stopping for a picnic lunch on the way. Their expert guides taught them about the changes in the river as it travels its final few miles to the...

Rounders at Truro Prep

June 19, 2014

June 12 2014   On probably the warmest day of the year so far, 40 pupils from Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 took part in a packed afternoon of Rounders.   Truro High School for Girls joined us with two teams and Polwhele House School joined us with one team. In total there were...

Headmaster’s Blog – Wednesday 18 June 2014

June 18, 2014

The glorious weather at the Royal Cornwall Show earlier this month defied forecasts, and we returned to school inspired and full of ideas. We met so many former pupils who shared with us stories and memories, and prospective parents interested in what Truro School and Truro Prep have to offer. Thank you to everyone who...