February 2015

Headmaster's Blog, Friday 27 February

February 27, 2015

The second half of the school year is now underway and, as usual, we have gone from 0-60 in no time at all. It’s lovely to have everyone back on campus and enjoying the longer days heralding that Spring is on its way. Our Sixth Form students have come back straight into AS and A2 mock...

Headmaster’s Blog – Friday 27 February 2015

February 27, 2015

The young entrepreneurs of the Enterprise Club have been busy making marmalade over the last few weeks for their company, Breads and Spreads. They have made two types; four fruit marmalade made from Seville oranges, lemons, limes and grapefruit and a ginger and four fruit marmalade.   The marmalades, along with lemon curd and bread...

Year 2 Enjoy Forest Schools

February 27, 2015

The 2nd years have been busy in the great outdoors this month as they got their hands dirty in the forest school lesson!   Fortunately the weather held out and, after putting on their wellies, the students followed the leaf covered path into the...

Ten Tors Team in Half Term Training

February 25, 2015

It was an early wake-up on Valentine’s Day to get Ten Tors participants up to Bodmin moor to start our seventh training walk. There were four groups participating in the walk with the aim of improving their navigation skills and stamina before heading up to Dartmoor.   The 45 mile teams were dropped off on...

County Success in the National Badminton Championships

February 23, 2015

Truro School Under 14 Girls and Boys teams continued their success when, as Champions of the Peninsula Schools Partnership, they played in the Cornwall County round of the National Badminton Championships held in the Sir Ben Ainslie Sports Centre at Truro School just before half term.   With victories over the winners of the other...

Debating Success for Promising Politicians

February 20, 2015

Last week at Kingsbridge, Megan Hodges and Nini Gigani tenaciously defended their watertight model for the recall of erring politicians and, as a consequence, are now through to the South West area final of the ESU Mace debating...

Headmaster’s Blog, Thursday 19 February 2015

February 19, 2015

Cornwall Music Service Trust – Inaugural Concert My half term started on a musical note when I attended the inaugural concert of the newly formed Cornwall Music Service Trust at Truro Cathedral. The cathedral was packed full of mums, dads and other family members, who had come to enjoy the music making of over 200...

Truro School Cross Country success at the Regional Finals

February 17, 2015

Nine Truro School pupils represented Cornwall at the 2015 South West Schools Cross Country Championships on Saturday. In each age category race they were competing against 70 of the region’s top county runners from Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Avon.   The outstanding result of the day was from Finn who timed his...

Football Summary – Week Beginning 9 February 2015

February 16, 2015

It has been a busy half-term in the football with this weeks action bringing the total number of matches played up to a staggering 52 games. This week the Truro School football teams had some tough block fixtures lined up against Penrice and Penryn. Truro School vs Penrice Under 12’s A: D 1.1    ...

Headmaster’s Blog – Friday 13 February 2015

February 13, 2015

As the half-term draws to an end it’s great to reflect on some of the more seasonal achievements of the year.   The two that stand out for me were the concert at the Hall for Cornwall, where all of Year 6, accompanied by the Prep Orchestra, Guitar Ensemble and some elderly staff rockers, gave...

Ten Tors Expedition Tackle Bodmin Moor

February 13, 2015

Last Saturday, 17 third and fourth year students trained for a place in the 35 mile ten tors team. The expedition went up to Bodmin Moor for their navigation and emergency procedures exercise.   Based at the school outdoor hut in Minions, from there they ventured out onto the moor in smaller groups. The conditions...

Netball Summary – Week beginning 9 February

February 13, 2015

Under 15’s Cornwall County Netball Tournament P: 8 W: 7 L:1 GF:106 GA:21 On a bitterly cold but dry day the Under 15’s were eager to go one better and take top spot! With 24 schools competing, the team displayed some controlled play in the first four group stage matches, with excellent whole team defending....

Truro School A Level Students Ranked Best in County by New Government Figures

February 13, 2015

Truro School has been ranked as Cornwall’s leading A level provider according to key metrics from government figures just released and based on the August 2014 A Level results.   The latest Post-16 Performance Tables, released by the Department for Education, reveal that Truro School’s sixth form students excel in key facilitating subjects such as...

Uptown Funk meets Shakespeare

February 12, 2015

Second year students have been busy this week as the annual Shakespeare Festival took place on Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 February.   Hosted in the Burrell Theatre, students from five English classes each performed their own 20 minute version of a Shakespeare play.   The night was a resounding success with plays ranging from Hamlet...

Truro Students Shine in the British Biology Olympiad

February 11, 2015

On Wednesday 28 January, six of Truro School’s top upper sixth biologists took part in the British Biology Olympiad. Two students attained a bronze award and Louise Myers, Megan Dalton and Louise Johns received silver awards after each putting in a stellar performance in the online exam.   Sarah Finnegan, Head of Biology said: ‘Getting...

Truro School Pair Named in Europe’s Top 8 Elite Fencers after London Event

February 10, 2015

Truro School students Caitlin Maxwell and Maria Chart have just been ranked as the 5th and 8th best European fencers for their age group respectively.   The new rankings have been announced after an exceptional performance at the latest European Circuit Event in which Truro won gold in the team event.   Competing at under...

Netball Summary – Week beginning 2 February

February 9, 2015

Under 12’s A Won 24-1 A good win for the Under 12’s. Truro dominated from start to finish, with great interplay from Ella and Laura in the shooting circle. Elinor made some excellent turnovers, but overall a fantastic squad effort. Congratulations to Elinor who was voted player of the match. Under 12’s B Won 18-3...

County Cup Final Success for Truro School Under 12's Rugby Team

February 9, 2015

The impressive Truro School Under 12’s rugby team played their delayed County Cup Final against Newquay Tretherras on Wednesday and emerged as convincing 35-5 winners.   Pictured are the players of the team who have been unbeaten in all games played this season and look to be a side with huge...

Football Summary – Week Beginning 2 February 2015

February 9, 2015

Under 12’s Last week saw our Under 12’s progress in the County Cup with an excellent 2.1 win over Redruth. They also beat Polwhele 9.0 with Cameron Gurd and Luke Barnsley scoring 4 goals each. The other victory saw the Under 12’s B team win 3.1 Under 14’s Unfortunately the Under 14’s lost their County...

Poltisco – Plymouth Shopping Spree

February 8, 2015

Saturday was a busy and long day in Plymouth. All the girls from Poltisco and Penelope from Malvern boarded a train and set off to Plymouth after our brunch. Once we arrived we decided to start our spree in Drake’s Circus – this shopping centre has over 60 shops all under one roof, so we...