October 2014

Year 5 – John Muir Award

October 31, 2014

Year 5 have created atmospheric and persuasive short films to explain the importance of wilderness areas. As part of their John Muir Award projects, pupils could produce written reports, blogs, recordings or films to express their views.   The John Muir Award is an environmental award scheme focused on wild places. It encourages awareness and...

Review: Good Schools Guide

October 30, 2014

In June 2014, Journalist Emma Lee-Potter from Good Schools Guide visited to tour the grounds, meet with pupils and staff and hear about the day-to-day life of Truro School.   In her review, published in September 2014, she said of the Senior School: “A friendly, high achieving school with a real sense of purpose. It...

IAPS Regional Hockey Tournament

October 30, 2014

Friday 17 October 2014 King’s Bruton, Somerset   It was a split venue for this year’s regional hockey tournament, due to the considerable number of schools who entered. Our venue was King’s School, Bruton, which has stunning facilities; our pitch was a brand new sand dressed pitch. We took a squad of ten players, who...

Sweeney Todd Workshop with Peter Polycarpou

October 30, 2014

In preparation for November’s epic production of Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd, we were delighted to welcome prolific actor Peter Polycarpou to the Burrell Theatre, who delivered an inspiring day’s workshop for cast members last week.   Perhaps most commonly known for the role of Chris Theodopolodous in Birds of a Feather, as well as numerous other...

Bike Ability at the Pre-Prep

October 20, 2014

Earlier this month, the children in Reception took part in a Bike Ability session with cycling instructor Martin Beck.   An exciting initiative which gives our Early Years children the opportunity to develop their skills, Bike Ability saw them bringing in a range of bikes and scooters to the school for the day.   Martin...

What the Dickens? At the Burrell Theatre

October 20, 2014

This Friday 24 October at 7.30pm, Gonzo Moose present What the Dickens? at the Burrell Theatre, Truro.   “Young Charles Dickens is a rookie reporter on The Morning Chronicle. Whilst investigating the foggy slums of Ye Olde London Towne, he accidently stumbles on a story that could make his reputation. Follow our hero on the adventure...

Rugby Summary – Week Beginning 13 October 2014

October 20, 2014

On Wednesday 15 October, the 1st XV were given a walkover by Helston College in the NatWest Under 18 Cup and now progress to Round 4 with a home tie against Bodmin College on Wednesday 12 November.   On the same day, the 2nd XV enjoyed an excellent 47:7 win against Truro College 3rd XV...

Former Pupil Releases Second EP

October 20, 2014

Last week, Former Pupil Tom James (Class of 2011) released his second EP at The Islington in London.   Blood to Gold, released on Indie Kitchen Records, features former pupils from the same class Edward Sirl and Brinley Hall. This release follows his 2011 EP, Green & White, which featured Tom, Brinley, Gabby Lobb and...

Truro School at the RYA Zone Championships

October 20, 2014

Students from Truro School recently attended the RYA Zone Championships.   The Zone Championships are an RYA event held within each of the GB regions to select the most promising young sailors in a variety of junior classes. Our competitors were competing in the Bic Techno windsurfer class and Laser 4.7 class. The successful competitors...

Headmaster’s Blog – Friday 17 October

October 17, 2014

Where has the time gone? There is much to say about the last couple of weeks of this action packed half term.   Our partnership with Truro Cathedral to create a new chorister programme for girls took a big step this week when 20 girls took part in a Be a Chorister for a Day...

Reception visit Trelissick

October 17, 2014

In the Pre-Prep we strongly believe that school trips enhance our learning and help our pupils learn in exciting and creative ways. Reception’s trip to Trelissick was no exception and was a day of new experiences for some of our youngest pupils.   After an exceptionally stormy night we left in true Pre-Prep fashion to...

Hockey Summary – Week Beginning 6 October 2014

October 17, 2014

Tuesday 7 October Vs Truro High School (H) – Under 16s, won 7:0   A slow start for the Under 16s saw them score two goals in the first half. After half time the girls came out strong and took full advantage. On a very slippery pitch they kept the pressure high and never looked...

Netball Summary – Week Beginning Monday 13 October 2014

October 17, 2014

Vs Newquay Tretherras   Under 14, lost 12:13 A determined performance with many girls playing in one of their first matches for Truro School. The game was closely contested throughout, with Newquay just gaining the advantage.   Under 16, Won 33:13 The team produced fast flowing netball with accurate passing and consistent shooting by Sophia...

Swimming Report vs. Plymouth College

October 17, 2014

Wednesday 15 October   On Wednesday, 24 pupils took part in this home fixture against Plymouth College. Each pupil performed exceptionally well against some very tough opposition.   All our swimmers worked incredibly hard and many of the races were close. Although we did not win, the gap is definitely narrowing and the hard work...

Upper Sixth and GCSE Art Trip to London

October 17, 2014

We took a group of 45 students to London for what is a huge highlight of the year for our artists.   They visited the Tate Britain to see the permanent collection and the installation by Phyllida Berlow, The Saatchi Gallery to see Pangaea: New Art from Latin America and Premonition: Ukrainian Art Now, The...

Rufus at the Volvo Gill Optimist End of Season Championship

October 17, 2014

Last week, Rufus Martin from the 2nd Year competed at the Volvo Gill Optimist End of Seasons Championship at Rutland.   The event is the last national ranking event of the season, with over 300 optimist sailors attending – but this was the first time that Rufus had raced in the Main Fleet of a...

Falmouth University and Truro School Drawing Workshop #2

October 17, 2014

We had an amazing afternoon drawing in the First Year Degree Drawing course studio at Falmouth University, where this time they were looking inwards.   The students worked for two and a half hours on the piece, during which they were taught how important it is to measure and to really draw what they see....

Scholarships Worth 50% of Fees for Top Performing Students

October 14, 2014

Truro School is now introducing Scholarships worth up to 50% of the fees for top performing athletes, musicians and academics as they join the Sixth Form.   Scholarships, usually worth up to 10% of the school fees, are awarded across a range of disciplines by way of current school reports, predicted grades, auditions, assessments, interviews...

1st Year Survival Day at Minions #4

October 13, 2014

It was cold and dry as we drove up to Minions last Sunday morning, and the students were mesmerised by the inversion that made the valley below look like a cloud lake.   It was the biggest group of students coming up to Minions so far this year, with a total of 19 from form...

Surf Event at Sennen Cove

October 13, 2014

On Friday 17 October a team of seven surfers from Truro School – comprising five pupils and two teachers – will be heading south to compete in a ground breaking surfing event at Sennen Cove.   Sam Lamiroy, who leads the Truro School Surf Academy and is recognised as one of Britain’s top surfers, has...