September 2014

Poltisco – A Sociable Weekend

September 30, 2014

It’s been a sociable weekend for most of our girls: after a busy week at school they had lots of free time on Saturday and in the evening we went into Truro to eat for a change, instead of going up to the dining hall. We went to The Hubbox on the other side of...

Rufus Triumphs at Zone Championships

September 30, 2014

On the weekend of 27-28 September, Rufus Martin from the 2nd Year competed amongst 77 Olympic hopefuls at the RYA South West Zone Championship held at Paignton Sailing Club, winning his class on his debut appearance.   Rufus, who sails at Restronguet Sailing Club, was competing in the Optimist class and won three out of...

School Inter-house Swimming Gala

September 30, 2014

Monday 29 September   29 pupils from our 1st and 2nd Year participated in this inter-house swimming fixture. The houses were combined to form Smickett (Smith and Wickett) and Schinter (School and Vinter). All of the races were relays with a Year 5 and 6 pupil from the Prep School combined with a 1st and...

School Inter-house Swimming Gala

September 30, 2014

Monday 29 September   29 pupils from our 1st and 2nd Year participated in this inter-house swimming fixture. The houses were combined to form Smickett (Smith and Wickett) and Schinter (School and Vinter). All of the races were relays with a Year 5 and 6 pupil from the Prep School combined with a 1st and...

Katie Selected for UK-German Youth Ambassador Scheme

September 29, 2014

Truro School Head Girl, Katie Shepherd, has been selected for the UK-German Youth Ambassador Scheme.   The initiative, UK-German Connection, was launched in 2004 by her Majesty the Queen and the German President, Horst Köhler. Developed and established by the respective governments, the network is dedicated to fostering relations, promoting dialogue and increasing cultural understanding...

Football Summary – Week Beginning 22 September 2014

September 29, 2014

There were four National Cup fixtures last week.   The Under 13s lost to Millfield Prep in the ISFA cup and the Under 16s to Liskeard in the ESFA cup. However, there were good wins for the Under 15s against Penair, winning 2:1, and the 1st XI had an excellent win against Helston 2:0.  ...

1st Year Survival Day at Minions #2

September 29, 2014

This weekend it was the turn of 1J to come up to Minions and experience the beauty of Bodmin Moor. The day started off cloudy, but as it developed the sun started to burn off the cloud and it turned into another amazing day on the moor.   With the help of Spanner, 10 1st...

Team Building with Years 5 and 6

September 29, 2014

Year 5 and Year 6 pupils were treated to an exciting morning of team-building activities on the first day of term.   This provided them with an ideal opportunity to hone their teamwork and organisational skills in the Cornish sunshine, whilst becoming reacquainted with all their friends after the long summer break. Instructors from Cornwall Council’s...

Year 5 Travel Back in Time

September 29, 2014

Year 5 had a great day learning about the contrast between a rich life and a poor life in Victorian times at Lanhydrock.   They split into two groups to experience living as a servant or a member of the aristocratic Robartes  family at Lanhydrock House and gardens. The ‘servants’ learned what the Victorians ate, how...

Trennick – Fitness and Fresh Air

September 28, 2014

The boys were in very good spirits this weekend. After brunch on Saturday they played a great deal of pool; the two new pool cues really proved a winner as the boys worked on their technique over several games during the morning. At roll call I enquired what the boys would like to do during...

Malvern – Cycling the Camel Trail

September 28, 2014

We began Friday evening with a celebration, as all of those who have been awarded commendations so far were announced and congratulated. In terms of academic achievement, we said ‘well done’ to Emily, Agne, Charlotte, Alice, Christy, Veronica, Maria, Toni, Rebecca and Penelope for receiving one commendation each, and a huge congratulations to Ankie for...

Netball Summary – Week Beginning Monday 22 September

September 26, 2014

vs The Maynard School, Exeter   Under 14s, Won 35:4   An excellent performance from start to finish. The squad worked tirelessly concentrating on taking the ball to the circle edge and stopping the opposition’s drives down court. A great squad result with Alice deservedly voted player of the match.   Under 16s, Lost 15:27...

Headmaster’s Blog – Friday 26 September 2014

September 26, 2014

Maybe it’s the ongoing fine weather, maybe it is just how my weekly agenda works, but I’m finding that Friday is my time for thinking, reflecting and just standing back a little and looking at all the amazing things that go on at school.   And so this morning started with the Macmillan Big Coffee...

Rugby Summary – Week Beginning 22 September

September 26, 2014

On Monday 22 September both the Under 14 and Under 15 sides were playing first round county cup matches. The Under 14s defeated Camborne 47:19 whilst the Under 15s also convincingly defeated St Ives 77:7.   On Tuesday the Under 13s travelled to Richard Lander for their first round cup match against last year’s county...

Rugby Report – Week Beginning 15 September 2014

September 25, 2014

On Wednesday 17 September a number of matches were played, with perhaps the most notable achievement being the Under 14s outstanding 45:3 win at the Dorset powerhouse Bryanston School.   The other junior sides hosted Penrice Academy. The talented Under 12 side won 58:17, alongside the Under 15s (58:12) and the U16s (57:7). The Under...

Netball Summary – Week Beginning 25 September 2014

September 25, 2014

Maynard School 35:17 Truro School    Under 18s Maynard’s well-drilled defence and up-tempo game kept school at bay for the first quarter. More methodical and slower play saw a flurry of goals in the second half and some great defence from Lauren Nilsson, in particular,  but school came up short in the sunshine in Exeter....

South West Swimming Championships Relays 2014/15

September 24, 2014

25 of our swimmers took part in the 57th ESSA National Swimming Championships for Secondary Schools – Relays 2014/15 (South West) at Millfield School. Everyone who took part put in some excellent performances and we had some pleasing results. There were over 40 schools present, with a total in excess of 800 swimmers, quite an...

Year 6 Walk the North Coast

September 24, 2014

This walk along the North Coast was a wonderful opportunity for the pupils to take in the geology of the area and understand how this led to the tin mining industry. We are uniquely situated in Cornwall to be able to let the pupils walk through and explore the actual buildings that were so important...

Year 4 Walk the Roseland Peninsula

September 24, 2014

Having such a rich ‘outdoor classroom’ in the Cornish countryside and coastline, enables our pupils to benefit from first- hand experience to supplement their learning.   All the children in Year 4 enjoyed the fantastic weather and beautiful surroundings on their Roseland walk. The Year 4 children walked from Porth Farm to St Anthony Head,...

Finn at the Windsurfing Championships

September 23, 2014

On Friday 12 September, Finn Hawkins from the 1st Year travelled to Rutland Water for the Champions Cup & Windsurfing National Championships.   Finn is a Member of the 2013/14 RYA Windsurfing Zone squad and has been competing in the UKWA events working towards selection for the National Junior Squad 2014/15. It was a hugely successful...