November 2014

Trennick – Cooking Up A Storm

November 30, 2014

With mock exams looming for the 5th Year students next week and with Sixth Form coursework deadlines approaching, the main emphasis over this weekend has been one of hard work and study.   After a hearty brunch on Saturday morning I received a number of requests to open the library; I was pleased to see that...

Pentreve – Ski-ing, Tobogganing and a Tubing Olympic Final

November 30, 2014

It is hard to believe that the autumn term is drawing to a close and with only two and a half weeks before we part for the holidays the boys in Pentreve are starting to feel a little bit Christmassy. This week we welcomed Callum to the fold; Callum has stayed with us in the...

Malvern – Shop 'Til You Drop

November 29, 2014

As November draws to a close we have very much started to think about Christmas in the house.  Next weekend, all of the boarding community are going to have a stall at the school Christmas Fair, selling items they have made to raise money for a local charity.  The girls in Malvern have therefore been...

Truro Prep Remembers

November 28, 2014

Last week, a cross-curricular approach was taken throughout the prep school in various subjects, relating to World War One. The children showed great interest in this topic, producing impressive work as a result. In English, work included the production of newspaper articles relating to life in the trenches, autobiographies about key figures such as Edith...

Trennick – Water Polo Champions

November 26, 2014

What a busy weekend!   Saturday started early with a few senior boys getting ready to travel to Exeter School to play rugby in the U16 and 2nd XV teams. In two very competitive games OJ, Kilian and Robert played well. The U16 narrowly losing 14-7, and the 2nd XV winning 20-17. During an afternoon...

Trennick – City of Lights

November 26, 2014

On Wednesday most of the boys who were up-to-date with their work ventured into Truro city to watch the annual City of Lights parade. This year’s theme for the lanterns was Heroes and the city streets were once more packed with on-lookers. Many schools, colleges and community groups put their artistic talents to the test...

Pentreve – The Pentreve Open Golf Championship

November 26, 2014

On Wednesday the boys went into town to see the annual ‘City of Lights’ parade, the weather held off and there were some fantastic lanterns on display and much music and frivolity!!   Friday night was normal routine, Alec and Nils at tennis, some prep and then the SBASC for some activities.   On Saturday...

Malvern – Indian Dancing

November 26, 2014

Well to say it’s been a busy week with lots of girls doing lots of different things would probably be an understatement!   On Wednesday evening we all went down to Truro city centre to watch the Festival of Lights.  This is a parade by all of the local schools showing the different giant lanterns...

Poltisco – Mockingjay Part 1

November 26, 2014

Hunger Games, Mockingjay, Part 1. The girls have enjoyed a busy weekend and the sun has been out shining upon Truro. On Saturday the girls got to go into town to look around the shops, buying a few goodies along the way. They also popped into Starbucks to order a festive coffee including the Christmas Cookie...

Pentreve – Paintballing and Water Polo

November 26, 2014

This week saw the junior boarding houses open their doors to the 1st Year. Over the next few weeks we will welcome a number of 1st Year boys to Pentreve House as they make the most of the ‘taster packages’ that we are offering: a two day and two evening flavour of what it means...

Poltisco – Birthday Pinatas

November 26, 2014

We can’t quite believe that two weeks of term have raced by so quickly, or that the girls who are only with us for one term will leave in four and a half weeks. At school it’s been a busy week with the Remembrance Service and a parents’ evening and we’ve been particularly busy in the boarding...

Malvern – Create and Paint

November 26, 2014

Friday evening was a relatively quiet one in the house, as Alysia, Beccy, Emily, Hannah and Nancy all left for a night or two at home or with friends.  Those staying at Malvern decided to watch Grease (and sing along too, of course!) and generally spend the evening relaxing and enjoying each other’s company.  ...

Robin Elsey: Award Winning Young Cornish Yachtsman

November 25, 2014

A young Cornish yachtsman and Truro School Former Pupil was among the major prize winners at the recent Royal Ocean Racing Club’s Annual Prize giving in London.   Robin Elsey, 22, from Perranarworthal, together with crew member Will Harris from Surrey, successfully campaigned the Figaro, Artemis 43, during 2014.  Both these young sailors are members...

National Teams’ Swimming Championships

November 25, 2014

Saturday 22 November 2014, The London Aquatic Centre, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London   On Saturday, four young swimmers from Truro School got the experience of a lifetime when they travelled to The London Aquatic Centre, the pool used in the London 2012 Olympic Games, to race in the National Teams’ Swimming Championships. We were...

Eldred at the City of Lights  

November 24, 2014

Last week saw the wonderful City of Lights parade once again illuminate the streets of Truro. This year the parade commemorated the First World War Centenary with the theme of Heroes.   This year’s design team, which comprised of Lower Sixth’s Patrick Thomas, Kieron Li and Piran Fisher and assisted by Art Teacher Mrs Joines, constructed...

Years 3 and 4 Swimming Gala

November 24, 2014

Thursday 20 November, with Mount Charles and Devoran Schools   Well done to all our swimmers at a noisy and exciting gala held in our Prep School Pool last week.   Our team of Year 3 and Year 4 swam superbly, with many swimming in their first gala.  I was impressed by how well our...

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Presentation

November 24, 2014

On the evening of the 20 November, Truro School hosted a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award presentation in the Chapel. Alan Dodd, DofE Operations and Development Officer for Cornwall and Devon, came down to present the awards to the participants.   In his opening speech he expressed the excellent track record that Truro School has with...

Rugby Summary – Week Beginning 17 November 2014

November 24, 2014

On Wednesday 19 November five matches were played by the school teams against local opposition.   The 2nd XV hosted a Truro College 2nd/3rd XV and put in their best performance of the season to overcome the visitors in a pulsating encounter. With two league victories over the College 3rd XV, and five wins in...

Fencing Summary – Week Beginning 17 November 2014  

November 24, 2014

In his very first senior international competing for Great Britain, Will Deary travelled to Budapest, renowned for its world class training and high level of competition.   Will fenced fantastically in the opening poole, winning 4 fights and narrowly losing his other 2 fights 5 points to 4. This saw him ranked 63rd out of...

Hockey Summary – Week Beginning 17 November

November 24, 2014

Under 12A vs Prep School As always, and understandably so, the girls (and I) were nervous and anxious to face the Prep School. The first goal, five minutes in, saw our younger peers go 1 goal up and this lead was successfully held for a good ten minutes.   Our girls had to work hard...