January 2015

Malvern – Go-Karting in a Hail Storm

January 31, 2015

Friday was a day of celebration in Malvern House, as not only were we able to congratulate our Lower Sixth students who had that very day been appointed School Prefects, but many of the girls went out into town for a belated birthday dinner for Benny.  On her 17th birthday, Benny had had to travel...

Five Truro School students receive offers from Oxbridge across a range of subjects

January 27, 2015

Truro School are delighted to announce that five of their upper sixth students have received offers from Oxford and Cambridge. Two girls have offers from Oxford: Sadie Hallet, from Truro to read Biochemistry at St Edmund Hall; and Katie Shepherd also from Truro to read French and German at St Hugh’s College. One boy and...

Fencers to Compete in Slovenia

January 27, 2015

Congratulations go to our international fencers who after a very strong season have been selected to compete for Great Britain at the European Championships in Slovenia in March.   In the Under 17 sabre Jamie Craze, Caitlin Maxwell and Maria Chart will be leading the team and for the Under 20 selection Will Deary, Yvonne...

Football Summary – Week Beginning 19 January

January 26, 2015

Our block fixture against Penair was disrupted with the weather, causing cancellations for the U15 and 16 teams. Nevertheless, we did manage to play some football. The U13 and 14’s both lost, but the Under 12 ‘B’ team recorded a 3.1 win whilst the ‘A’ team lost 3.1. The U15s had played the day before...

Ian Thomas Visits Truro Prep

January 26, 2015

On Tuesday 20 January, children’s author Ian Thomas visited Truro Prep School. His stories and images of nature in the Antarctic and Arctic really engaged and inspired the children. He said that his ideas for his novels have been heavily influenced by his work around the world with nature, and also with major organisations such as...

Truro School Hosts Cornwall Schools’ Cross Country Championships

January 26, 2015

On Saturday 24 January Truro School hosted the Cornwall Schools’ Cross Country Championships. In near perfect conditions with the sun shining and the rain holding off, the Truro School athletes performed admirably, producing some very fine results.   Our Year 7 Girls’ team of Rosie, Poppy, Laura and Elinor came in 2nd place, a great...

Headmaster’s Blog, Monday 26 January 2015

January 26, 2015

135 years ago The opening of Truro School Monday 19 January 2015 marked the 135th anniversary of the opening of Truro School. The first cohort of 35 boys would not have guessed that in 2015 their school would be a thriving community of over 1000 boys and girls from Nursery through to Sixth Form.  ...

Trennick – Cooking Up A Storm

January 26, 2015

It was very busy on Saturday as Truro school hosted the Cornwall Cross Country Championships. Over 400 athletes competed throughout the day with the school entering several teams. Some boys decided to watch this great event and cheer on the athletes.   In the house the boys made the most of the facilities available and...

Pentreve – Strikes All Round

January 26, 2015

This week the two junior boarding houses opened their doors to the 4th Years. The taster packages have proven popular again and we were delighted to welcome both Ed and Tom to Pentreve House from Monday through to Friday. The house was full to bursting and it was great to see the boys joining in and...

Poltisco – Hooping and Twirling

January 25, 2015

This week has been packed full of gym sessions, school, extra-curricular activities, choir practices and dance rehearsals.  As the weekend began on Friday night the girls enjoyed staying up to watch About a Boy, starring Hugh Grant, on TV.  On Saturday we had the afternoon activity of hula-hooping with the amazing Charlotte from InspirAsian Dance. ...

Malvern – Spinning Around

January 25, 2015

Hoola Hooping seemed an unusual activity to choose a few weeks ago when it was first suggested by one of our members of staff, however, having spent an hour and a half whirling hoops around various parts of our bodies yesterday I am certain that it was something we will definitely do again.  It was...

Adventures in Making

January 23, 2015

An exhibition by second year BA (Hons) Comtemporary Crafts students, showcasing work at a mid-point in their studies.   Thursday 29 January – Sunday 15 February, Saturday and Sunday 10.00am – 5.00pm   For more information please visit the Heseltine Gallery...

Truro School Sixth Form Students Enter the Dragon’s Den

January 22, 2015

Eight tense upper sixth students stepped out of their comfort zone on Tuesday of this week to pitch their design work to five industry experts in Truro School’s first ever staging of the popular TV programme Dragon’s Den.   Each student had ten minutes to convince the panel of the effectiveness, sustainability and marketability of...

Netball Summary – Week Beginning 19 January 2015

January 22, 2015

Under 18 vs Ivybridge Community College This was an outstanding match with both sides producing some first class play. It gave us the opportunity to try out different combinations in preparation for the regional finals next week at Bournemouth. Although the final score was 20-23 the girls performed superbly and thoroughly enjoyed the competitive nature...

Truro School Takes Part in Combined Art Workshop

January 22, 2015

Five of Truro School’s GCSE Art pupils took part in a Truro Combined Schools Art workshop this week on Tuesday 20 January. It was held at the Truro High School and along with our five pupils, there were pupils from Truro High School, Penair School, Richard Lander School and the Roseland School. The artist leading...

Trennick – Getting Seriously Muddy

January 21, 2015

Friday night saw the final performance of the GCSE Drama productions and after the hours of rehearsals Rory and Gabriel shone on the stage. Many of the other boys took the opportunity to descend on the Sir Ben Ainslie Sports Centre for a game or several of basketball. Plenty of fun was had, although basketball...

Headmaster's Blog, Wednesday 21 January

January 21, 2015

As I watched last night’s concert in the Hall for Cornwall, I experienced a whole range of emotions; enjoyment, pride, and I dare say a touch of envy.  The programme was a wonderful snapshot of the breadth and depth of music at school and the levels of applause gave away just how much everyone else...

Cameron Sayer Selected for Independent Schools Under 18 England team

January 21, 2015

Following his strong performances for the South West and the South of England, Truro School 1st XV rugby player Cameron Sayer has been selected to represent the Independent Schools Under 18 England team on their tour of the USA this...

Hockey Summary – Week Beginning 12 January 2015

January 21, 2015

Under 16 County Indoor Tournament 14 January The team played two matches against Newquay Tretherris (2–0) and Truro High School (2–0).   The girls’ played some great passing hockey, using the side boards well and getting into great positions to score. There was some good solid defending by S. Wright, A.Gaukoger and in goal A.Kumar....

Pentreve – Goodbye Pentreve Tree

January 20, 2015

This week will go down as a momentous one in the history of Pentreve House. On Wednesday evening I was sat in my flat at 10pm, Mrs Mulready had just finished roll call and the boys were in the lounge when an almighty crack resounded and I thought that something had been broken; how right...