May 2015

Headmaster’s Blog, 22 May – French Trip

May 22, 2015

They’re back!! Year 6 are back from their wonderful trip to France. Ask anyone which was the best bit and they will shout back ‘Disney!’, but then ask them what else they enjoyed and it all comes tumbling out…Napoleon’s Tomb was massive, it was awesome climbing to the top of the Bell Tower at Notre...

Ten Tors 2015 Review

May 22, 2015

Written By Mr Cucknell, Outdoor Pursuits Co-ordinator…. My first experience of Ten Tors was last year as a volunteer. I had little concept of the time, dedication and hard work that the participants and team managers put in to prepare for  the event and then continue to put in during the four days whilst in camp....

School House win Junior Top House Quiz

May 22, 2015

Congratulations to School House who have won this year’s Junior Top House Quiz.   School’s impressive team of trivia gladiators (Aabha 3J, Tom 3H, Georgia 2K, Rufus 2J, Sophia 1H, Tenny 1J) went behind early on 90-30 but stormed back to take victory.   Bulging brains and razor-sharp reflexes enabled them to vanquish team Wickett...

Truro Prep School Judo Competition

May 21, 2015

On Saturday 9 May Truro Prep judoka rose early to meet the challenge of their first invitation judo competition on home soil! Truro Prep, Threemilestone, St Ives, Truro and Redruth judo clubs, came together to put their judo throws and hold downs against each other by weight category and age.   Truro Prep School claimed...

Pentreve Boarding – Tree Surfing

May 21, 2015

The penultimate week before the half term break has been a busy for the boys in Pentreve; with the syllabuses taught the revision process has begun in most of their subject areas. The work ethic in prep time has been good and the boys have continued to make the most of the range of facilities...

Sam Norton to Compete at the 2015 ESSA National Swimming Championships

May 21, 2015

Sam Norton has just been selected to represent the South-West at the ESSA Inter-divisional National Swimming Championships on June 27th and 28th, held in Sunderland.   Sam, who is currently in his first year at Truro’s senior school, will be one of seven in the junior boys’ team and one of only two swimmers from...

Truro School vs Mounts Bay – Under 12 Cricket Match Report

May 21, 2015

The unbeaten Under 12 cricket team entertained Mounts Bay on Wednesday 20 May. Truro batted first, scoring 104 for 7 off their 18 overs, with William Becconsall scoring an excellent 42, ably supported by Aidan Carter (10), Josh Allister (10), Bruno Cryan (10) and Matt Pritchard (9 no).   Mounts Bay were dismissed cheaply for...

Truro School vs Penair School – Rounders Match Report

May 21, 2015

Truro School Vs Penair School Under 12’s: Won 4-2 Many Truro players were unavailable due to satellite netball trials which gave a lot of other pupils a chance to play in a competitive fixture. Penair had to leave early due to the trials and therefore we only played one innings. The rain came down and...

Upper Sixth Leavers’ Service

May 19, 2015

On Friday 15 May, parents and staff gathered in the Chapel with the students of the Upper Sixth for their Leavers’ Service, followed by lunch on the Terrace. It was an emotional day with tears, laughter and many many memories.   We wish this extraordinary cohort of young men and women the very best of...

Under 14 Cricket  v CSCA Under 13

May 18, 2015

Truro v CSCA U13 27/04/15 Lost by 50 runs The Cornwall Schools’ under 13 side won the toss and elected to bat. They had just returned from a tour to South Africa where they had won 7 of 9 games and were in fine form. Their openers scored 41 and 46 as they raced to...

John Heath – Obituary

May 18, 2015

John Heath, Former Pupil, Parent and Chairman of Governors died on 16th April 2015 following a typically brave and uncomplaining two year struggle with cancer.   John came to the school in 1952, the eldest of four Heath boys. Many of his contemporaries were represented in the huge crowd at his Memorial Service and they...

Poltisco Boarding – Kayaking

May 18, 2015

We have had a good week at school and the girls have had a little less prep than usual as they start to revise ready for the End of Year Exams after half term. On Friday we had a relaxed evening with most of the girls at Pentreve for their English lesson and some of...

Malvern Boarding – Studying and Smoothies

May 18, 2015

As the GCSE and AS Level exams are now well under way, the Malvern girls have been studying hard all week.  In fact, Mrs Murphy and I are incredibly proud of the dedication and level-headedness they have shown so far, and, we’re sure, will continue to exhibit – well done girls, only one more week...

Truro School vs Plymouth College – Cricket Match Report

May 18, 2015

On Saturday 16 May, Truro Under 12s hosted Plymouth College in a 25 over match.   Batting first, Truro amassed 145 runs for the loss of 6 wickets, with Ben French scoring a superb 57, supported by Aidan Carter (retired not out 20) in a century second wicket stand.   In reply, opening bowlers French...

Truro School vs Brannel School – Cricket Match Report

May 18, 2015

Truro School v Brannel School Having won the toss and elected to bat, Truro took full advantage of the good wicket. A first wicket partnership of 154 between Charlie Armstrong (66 no) and Charlie Standen was finally broken with Charlie being caught for 70. Another seven were added before the twenty overs were up and...

English Schools Track & Field Cup Report

May 18, 2015

On Tuesday 12 May the Junior Boys and Intermediate Boys Athletics teams participated in the County section of the English Schools Track & Field Cup at Carn Brea stadium.   The Junior Boys teams emerged in 3rd place out of the competing 16 schools. The highest scoring performance was Harris Mier’s 4.40.8 in the 1500m...

Tennis Summary – Week Beginning 11 May 2015

May 18, 2015

Adolph Cup The Under 13 Junior boys tennis team consisting of Ali Mantle, George Law, Sam Trudgian and Max Hudson played in the Adolph Cup. They all played some really good tennis and did better than expected coming 4th.   Ali, George and Sam lost very closely having drawn the best players from Bodmin and...

Junior House Swimming Competition 2015

May 15, 2015

On Friday 8th May the Junior Swimming gala took place in the Truro School swimming pool.   There was excellent camaraderie from all the competitors with some exceptional performances throughout the afternoon. There was even a new record broken in the 1st year!     Swimming Gala Results The final results were: • School House...

Students Push Sustainability at Truro School

May 15, 2015

This term the students have committed to reduce, reuse and recycle waste more than ever.   Pupils on the sustainability committee have identified and trialed the need to use reusable plastic bottles rather than the plastic cups used in the canteen currently. They have decided that the remaining recyclable waste needs to be collected and...

Headmaster’s Blog, 15 May

May 15, 2015

We are delighted to announce that Truro Prep School have been awarded the Gold Quality Mark for PE from the Youth Sports Trust.   This nationally accredited award has identified the level of sporting provision in our school as embedded or outstanding, which means that we will now be sharing practice with some of the best schools...