March 2015

Clean Sweep at Public Schools’ Fencing Championships

March 31, 2015

The Truro School Fencing Team have taken this year’s Public Schools’ Fencing Championships by storm with every member of the team claiming medals in their chosen discipline.   Held between March 17-19, this year’s championships saw over 200 of the UK’s top fencers descend upon the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre in London.    ...

Headmaster’s Blog, Saturday 28 March 2015

March 28, 2015

One of the privileges of my role is that I get to represent Truro School out and about in the Duchy.  I was lucky enough to be invited to attend the installation of Dawn French as the new Chancellor of Falmouth University.   In a heartfelt, hilarious and suitably irreverent speech she committed to be warrior...

Football Summary – Week Beginning 23 March 2015

March 27, 2015

Block Football Fixture vs Brannel School  Under 12: D 2.2 This was an excellent game of football. After a couple of early chances for Truro, it was Brannel who took the lead with a well taken goal. The 2nd half continued to flow from end to end. Brannel furthered their lead with another good goal. However,...

Geology Trip to Tenerife

March 27, 2015

Ahead of next year’s Geology trip to Tenerife, we asked A level student James to look back on his experience from the expedition in...

Year 5 Source to Sea Trip

March 27, 2015

This river trip, along the Truro river and down into the Carrick Roads, is part of the children’s work for the John Muir Award.   The award is about experiencing wild spaces and engaging with nature. Year 5 have already been busy in their Design and Technology lessons, designing and building outdoor furniture for the...

Finn Birnie Shines on the International Stage

March 27, 2015

Truro’s School’s Finn Birnie put in an exceptional performance this weekend at the SIAB Schools International XC 2015 Cross Country Event finishing a solid fourth.   Held in Santry Demesne, Dublin, the event featured a high-class field of 33 runners from all over the UK with all competitors having previously qualified through county, regional and...

Anna Gilchrist Excels in Youth Climbing Series

March 27, 2015

Congratulations to Anna Gilchrist in the third year. Anna has been competing in the British Mountaineering Council Youth Climbing Series this week and has done exceptionally well.   The competition consisted of three rounds, each with 3 boulder problems and three lead climbs.   Anna came third in her age group and has therefore been...

New Prefect Badges Awarded

March 27, 2015

The next generation of prefects have been announced in this morning’s end-of-term assembly at Truro School.   A pick of students in the lower sixth form have been awarded the recognition in advance of upcoming upper sixth exams in the Summer term.   After Easter there will be a short handover period where the lower...

Football Summary – Week Beginning 16 March 2015

March 26, 2015

County Cup vs Mullion Under 15’s: L 6.5 on penalties. (3.3 after extra-time) In the Under 15’s County Cup Truro started much the better and found themselves 2.0. Mullion came back into the game and extra-time was needed after the game ended 3.3. No goals in extra-time saw the sides go to a penalty shoot-out....

Netball Report 2014-15 Season

March 26, 2015

Truro Prep Netball Report 2014-2015 season This has proved to be a very busy and purposeful season for the netball squads and teams, with some very high standards of play being demonstrated. We have once more extended the fixture list and have played the following schools across the season; Truro School, Truro High School, Mount...

Football Report Spring Term

March 26, 2015

Truro Prep Football Report – March 2015  This season the U9 and U11 teams have been involved in 29 matches against other schools with over 60 boys and 1 girl representing the teams. Under 9’s (incorporating Year 3 and 4 players) The Under 9’s unfortunately had their fixtures against Polwhele cancelled due to poor weather,...

Headmaster Joins Dartmoor Training Expedition

March 26, 2015

The weekend of 20 March saw our first Gold and Silver Duke of Edinburgh practice expedition along with the 9th Ten Tors training weekend. With over 80 students travelling up to the moor, the organisation and planning that went into the expedition was nothing short of a military mission.   The weather was glorious; which...

Trennick – Basketball and Six Nations Fever!

March 25, 2015

It is hard to believe that this is the last weekend before the Easter break. This means that we have almost complete two thirds of our academic year. Where has the time gone?   It was lovely to welcome back two former pupils who came to visit. A very warm welcome to Rafiel and Kevin....

Pentreve – A Trip to Falmouth

March 24, 2015

This week, the penultimate week of this term has been a busy one for the boys. We welcomed Oscar to the house on Sunday evening and with Hamzar (William’s exchange partner) already in situ this meant Pentreve was full to bursting. Interim exams have been sat in many subjects and the boys have been working...

Poltisco – Scuba Diving and a Few Goodbyes

March 24, 2015

Spring has arrived and it has been a fantastically busy week – Sadie and Nicolette have been involved in Truro Music Festival and we had the solar eclipse on Friday (with one of the best views in the country).   Zennor Rose has been working towards the Duchy Ballet’s performance of Cinderella at the Hall...

Malvern Boarding – Musicals, Birthdays and Scuba Diving

March 24, 2015

As the final weekend of the term draws to a close we are all feeling pretty ready for a holiday after a busy week and, if it’s possible, an even busier weekend! Musicals During the week, most of the girls went up to the school’s Burrell Theatre to watch Nancy perform in The Sickle and...

Year 3 and 4 Football Tournament

March 23, 2015

Year 3 and 4 Football Tournament   On Tuesday 10 March we took 2 teams to play in the Truro Learning Academy football tournament. Each team was put into separate leagues to play against local schools. Between them, our teams won 3 of their matches and drew one, playing competitively and scoring some well taken...

Reception Children visit the farm!

March 23, 2015

Last week Reception children had an unforgettable experience at Feadon Farm Wildlife Centre. We had such a busy fun packed day full of learning guided by Gary a passionate and enthusiastic wildlife and conservation expert. The children enjoyed a walk through some woodland where they spotted Badger sets and Tawny owl nests. Gary explained how...

Netball Summary – Week Beginning 16 March

March 23, 2015

Vs Penrice Under 12’s A Won 23-11 Truro School played some nice steady netball on a lovely sunny afternoon, lots of different combinations were played with all girls getting plenty of court time. A good result against one of the County’s strongest teams at this age group.   Under 12’s B Won 14-8 With each...

Senior House Swimming Gala

March 23, 2015

Report on Y5 and Y6 House Gala on 13 March 2015 Well done to everyone who swam at our house gala. The results were as follows: 1st : School 2nd:Wickett 3rd: Smith 4th: Vinter Year 5 Victrix Ludorum : Emily Trendell Victor Ludorum: William Dewhurst Runners Up: Joanna Vyvyan and Oliver Beaumont Year 6 Victor...