County Success for Truro School Cross Country Runners

December 22, 2015

On Sunday 20 December, five Truro School pupils ran for their respective Cornwall County cross country teams at the South West Inter-Counties Championships held at Bicton College, Devon.   After heavy rain the previous week the hilly, parkland course was surprisingly less muddy than expected but there were still some ‘interesting’ muddy sections to contend...

John Heath Memorial

December 22, 2015

The end-of-term Carol Service welcomed some special guests on Tuesday 15 December when 30 close friends and family of John Heath joined us. John, who passed away in April this year, was a former pupil, parent, governor and chair of governors with a connection to the school that stemmed back to 1952.   Following the...

Headmaster’s Blog, Monday 21 December 2015

December 21, 2015

  And breathe…….   I am at my desk tying up a few loose ends and enjoying the quiet just before Christmas begins. As long and busy Autumn terms go, the last thirteen weeks of school life have not disappointed.  The boys and girls of Truro School continue to throw themselves wholeheartedly into the mastery...

Hockey Match Report – Under 13s v West Buckland

December 17, 2015

The Under 13’s hosted West Buckland on Saturday. The girls, on this last Saturday of the long Autumn term, wanted to finish on a high and they started the game determinedly. A quick goal from Milly followed by two fantastic pieces of team work saw the score 3-1 at half time. With a squad of...

County Badminton Success

December 17, 2015

The Truro School Badminton teams continued their successful season last week when, as Champions of the Penryn Schools Partnership, three groups entered the Cornwall County round of the National Badminton Championships held in the Sir Ben Ainslie Centre.   Our Under 14 Girls’ team and Under 14 Boys’ team emerged as gold medal winners and...

County Cup Success for Truro Rugby Teams

December 17, 2015

On Monday 14 December the Under 15 and Under 13 Rugby teams were crowned Cornwall Schools Cup Champions.   The Under 15s played a very spirited Pool Academy side who tested them throughout the game and had to work very hard to repel countless attacks in the second half to edge a 12-7 win with...

Santa Flies in to Deliver Presents!

December 15, 2015

At lunchtime on Monday 14 November pupils and staff at Truro Prep School were taken by surprise when Santa Claus dropped in via a helicopter.   Having travelled all the way from the North Pole with the help of Culdrose’s 771 squadron, Santa was full of energy as he proceeded to give each and every...

Winter Wonderland at the Pre-Prep

December 14, 2015

Parents and pupils at Truro Pre-Prep engrossed themselves in the festive spirit on Friday 11 December when they took part in the Christmas Winter Wonderland.   The afternoon event comprised of three groups rotating around three special Christmas-themed activities.   Making a Christmas Wish Pupils were given the opportunity to make a Christmas wish using...

A-Level English Literature Trip to Morrab Library

December 14, 2015

Earlier this month, Dr Crees and Mrs Selvey took a group of Upper Sixth English Literature pupils to Penzance for the afternoon to enhance their study of the Romantic Poets.   The students had a tour of the town, on the trail of Humphry Davey, reading his fascinating letter from Wordsworth, before heading to the...

Netball Summary – Week beginning Monday 7 December

December 14, 2015

Under 13 vs Farmor’s School, Gloucester in the National School Sport Magazine Cup: Won 26-20   The Under 13 squad travelled to Farmor’s on Monday. It was a long journey but after a good warm up the girls took to the court. It was a very closely contested game with lots of unforced errors by...

Rugby Summary – Week Beginning Monday 9 December 2015

December 14, 2015

Wednesday 9 December was a big day for the rugby teams as three sides contested for places in the latter stages of National Cup competitions.   The 1st XV were in action at home against Exeter College in Round 5 of the NatWest U18 Cup. Playing with a good breeze at their backs Truro started...

Pentreve Boarding Update – Ice Skating and Bowling

December 14, 2015

How can it be that I am writing the final blog of the autumn term? It seems like only yesterday that the boys arrived for their induction, fresh faced and a little nervous with their suitcases in hand. And now, fifteen weeks later I cannot remember life in Pentreve House without this particular group of...

Malvern Boarding Update – Boarders’ Christmas Party

December 14, 2015

We have very nearly made it to the end of term, and as Malvern House is decked out with Christmas trees and tinsels we’re all starting to feel pretty festive! I’m sure that Alysia is the exception to that, as she is currently in Tenerife on the school’s annual Geology fieldwork trip, where temperatures are...

Brain Day Dissection for Truro School Students

December 11, 2015

Biology and Psychology A Level students at Truro School were given a captivating insight into the topic of neuroscience last week when they were given the rare opportunity to see a real brain dissection.   The morning and afternoon ‘Brain Day’ seminars were all part of a visit from Dr Guy Sutton, Director of Medical...

Under 12A/B vs Polwhele House – Hockey Match Report

December 11, 2015

The Under 12’s had a big squad so it was a good chance to see players playing in different positions, we had a range of different abilities but it gave everyone a chance to play some hockey at a range of levels.   Truro School played some lovely hockey, transferring the ball around the back,...

Under 13s vs Polwhele House – Hockey Match Report

December 11, 2015

This Wednesday afternoon the Under 13 A team hosted Polwhele House. After the first two twelve minute thirds and at three nil down the girls had to dig deep. They responded well to the challenge and clawed their way back into the game. Two goals from Rosie and Elinor and some further fantastic efforts on...

Hockey Match Report – Under 13s v Redmaids

December 10, 2015

The Under 13’s, having successfully beaten Plymouth College to progress through to the last 16 of the Independent Schools Hockey Cup, faced Redmaids from Bristol this Wednesday.   The usual squad of Jess, Elena, Amy, Laura (cpt), Rosie, Elinor, Milly and Franny had to really up their game in this exciting and closely fought fixture....

Netball Teams Reach Last 8 of the National Schools Sport Cup

December 10, 2015

Both the Under 13 and Under 15 netball teams have continued their superb season by qualifying for the last 8 of the National Schools Sport Cup this...

Pentreve Boarding Update – Quad Biking

December 10, 2015

With the end of the Autumn term in sight and the boys getting really tired it was an opportunity to have a fairly relaxed weekend. Next weekend is Ice Skating at Eden and the Xmas Party, so tune in to Mrs Mulready’s blog for some excellent shots. Last year the dancing was, well… interesting!  ...

Cornwall Schools’ Indoor Rowing Championships 2015

December 9, 2015

Four pupils competed in the Cornwall Schools Indoor Rowing Championships at Penair School on Friday 4 December.   Hannah Vanstone rowed 2000m in the Year 12/13 category and came a creditable fifth place with a new personal best time of 8.32 minutes.   Harriet Sparling rowed a distance of 965 metres in four minutes in...