July 2014

Speech Day 2014

July 23, 2014

On the last day of term, our annual Speech Day took place in the SBASC for the very first time.   We were honored to welcome Guest Speaker and Former Pupil Connie Schneider, a dedicated rule of law professional known for the work she does in the fields of international justice and humanitarian action in...

1st Year Gala Concert

July 21, 2014

On Thursday 26 June we were treated to a wonderful of evening of music from our 1st Years at the Gala Concert.   The School Chapel was full to the brim with pupils, parents and staff who joined together to celebrate the array of talent that our 1st Year musicians possess.   The night was...

Truro School on Tour in South Africa

July 21, 2014

Truro School’s senior rugby and football players departed on Saturday for a 15 day tour of South Africa, playing against some of the country’s leading schools in both sports.   The tour party of 42 students will progress from Durban and Zululand to Cape Town and the action-packed tour includes a full programme of excursions...

World Aims 2014: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

July 9, 2014

In the last week of term, Truro School pupils across the years took part in two days of challenges on the theme of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.   The day saw pupils take part in 5 challenges:   Challenge 1 – Dens and Flags with the Eden Project; all about forming communities and working together...

World Aims 2014: Activity Day

July 9, 2014

This special day was introduced with an assembly led by Luci Isaacson who reminded us all of the importance of turning off our taps!   It is staggering the effect leaving a tap on while brushing your teeth can have on the environment, not to mention the amount of money that could be saved by...

Locryn Williams Signed by Cornish Pirates

July 9, 2014

Truro School 1st XV Hooker Locryn Williams has been signed by Greene King Championship side Cornish Pirates.   Locryn’s career with the Pirates begins this month with pre-season training and games; one of which is the day before our annual 1st XV v Old Boys fixture on September 6.   It was the Director of...

Photography Club Competition

July 9, 2014

Over 40 pupils in Years 5 and 6 took part in a popular new photography activity which launched in February this year.   Pupils used a range of cameras from point and shoot to digital SLRs to learn and practise digital photography skills on the school grounds. Editing and enhancement was taught using a variety...

Cambridge Chemistry Challenge

July 9, 2014

The Chemistry Department received a number of certificates for students who have been awarded various prizes in the Cambridge Chemistry Challenge paper.   This is an incredibly difficult and academically rigorous paper and the Lower Sixth students who participated have worked very hard in Chemistry this year. In particular Cambridge have said that a mark...

The Cornwall School Games

July 3, 2014

On Friday 27 June 2014, over 300 students descended on Truro School for the annual Cornwall School Games.   The national event, now in its fourth year, marks the legacy of the 2012 Olympics by giving young people from schools around Cornwall the opportunity to compete in a variety of Olympic sports. This year the...

The Wizard of Oz

July 2, 2014

Year 6 have been following the yellow brick road this week for their end-of-year show, The Wizard of Oz. Performing in the Burrell Theatre has not daunted the young cast, who have been like consummate professionals throughout.   Colourful costumes, spectacular sets and extra technology have helped make this a magical production, but it’s the...

Year 4 Camp 2014

July 1, 2014

This year’s camp took place overnight on Friday 21 June. The children put up the tents, and were then involved in various Forest School activities provided by Mrs Mikail-Jones and Mrs Millne from the Pre-Prep.   These included learning about fire safety, finding fuel, making fire from scratch, using a storm kettle, making hot chocolate...

Goblin Race Day at Newquay Airfield

July 1, 2014

Year 6 pupils who attend DT club built a chassis, designed bodywork and painted the finished article- an amazing buggy, designed for speed.   They then competed against other schools in the slalom, a drag race and an endurance race.   The whole process tested their skills in design and engineering not to mention their...