June 2015

Hockey Report – Cornwall School Games

June 30, 2015

The Under 13’s mixed hockey team were in fine form on Friday at the Cornwall School Games. The side remained unbeaten all day without conceding a goal.   Despite winning five matches, it was the drawing of two matches which cost them the title. If they had managed to score in either game they would...

Boarding Houses – Final Weekend of Summer 2015

June 30, 2015

What an amazing last week we have had in boarding. Although some of our Upper Sixth and 5th years have now left we still have a lot of pupils remaining in the houses, consequently both our activities schedule and the number of pupils participating in the last week of events has been significant.   The...

Truro School vs Exeter School – Under 12 Cricket Match Report

June 30, 2015

Truro School’s Under 12 side travelled to Exeter School on Saturday 27 June for what would prove to be the sternest challenge of the season, with Milly and Kushal playing their first game for the school.   Exeter batted first and scored 165 for 5 wickets off 25 overs. Once again, Truro allowed too many...

Truro School Success at the Cornwall School Games Athletics Championships

June 30, 2015

Truro School’s Year 8/9 Boys and Year 10/11 Girls athletics teams, representing Peninsula Sports Partnership, competed in the finals of the Cornwall School Games championships at Par on Friday 26 June and emerged with team and individual medals.   The Girls team performed superbly to win the championships in their age group. Congratulations go to...

30 Students Travel to Slovenia for DofE Qualification

June 26, 2015

The pinnacle of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award at Truro School is the annual Gold Qualifying expedition to Slovenia. This year 30 pupils took part in the nine day exchange and expedition to the southern part of the country accompanied by Miss Davies, Mr Docherty and Mr Cucknell. Transport and Preparation After a very early...

Molly Long Wins 800m at the Under 20 National Athletics Championships

June 26, 2015

Molly Long’s stellar season reached dizzy new heights this week as she crossed the line in first place at the Under 20 800m National Championships at...

Truro School vs Redruth School – Rounders Match Report

June 26, 2015

Truro School Vs Redruth School Under 12’s: Won 17 ½ – 6 ½ Another fine performance by the Under 12’s. Truro batted first and scored 7 ½ rounders with some great fielding by Redruth. Truro then held a tight field restricting Redruth to 3 ½ rounders, Laura taking a fine catch and great work between Rosie...

Michael Morpurgo Visits Truro Prep

June 25, 2015

On Thursday 25 June best-selling author Michael Morpurgo visited Truro Prep to present the prizes at the school’s Speech Day.   Mr Morpurgo, famous for books including The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips, Half a Man and War Horse, shared an inspiring speech, captivating parents and children alike.   In his speech aimed at the...

Unstoppable Bertie Crowned Under 15 National Sabre Fencing Champion

June 25, 2015

In the last major competition of the fencing season our fencers competed in the England Youth Championships. Under 13 Boys’ Sabre Fencing In the Under 13 boys’ sabre, Louis J finished in 30th position, Henry H took 11th place, Wiktor K claimed 19th place and Max Cromie clinched the bronze in a fine display of...

Cornwall Evolving into the Prime Location for Entrepreneurs

June 24, 2015

Thinking of laying down roots in Cornwall? This month both the The Sunday Times and the Financial Times have published feature articles on the growing creatives industry in Cornwall, discussing the appeal of the county’s advancement to entrepreneurs.   If you would like to learn more you can read both of the articles below. The...

Victory at the Salters’ Chemistry Festival

June 24, 2015

Salters’ Festivals provide the opportunity for enthusiastic young students to take part in practical chemistry activities which are fun and challenging with a competitive element. Prizes are awarded to the winning teams and all students receive participation certificates.   The Truro School team members were awarded first prize for the University Challenge at this year’s...

1st Year Gala Concert

June 24, 2015

The usual eclectic mix of styles, instruments and voices exploded forth from the chapel last Monday on the occasion of the 1st Year Gala Concert.   Once again, a new year group showed what a variety of musical talent they have, both in terms of the quality of music they produced as well as the...

Truro School Sports Day 2015

June 22, 2015

23 June 2015   Welcome to Truro School Sports Day 2015 (PDF)   All athletes and officials to assemble by 9.10am House meetings around track at 9.00am Competition commences at 9.30am Sports Day Pre-Events Due to time constraints, a number of events have taken place prior to sports day. These are: All 1500m races 1st Year...

Ogden Particle Physics Lecture

June 22, 2015

Following the success of the Ogden Trust’s recent Bloodhound land speed record lecture, on Wednesday afternoon the Burrell Theatre will once again be at full capacity as students from schools across Cornwall attend the latest Ogden physics event.   Dr Veronique Boisvert, 4.00pm on Wednesday 24 June in the Burrell Theatre.   This lecture provides...

Headmaster's Blog, Monday 22 June 2015

June 22, 2015

Exams are over for all but the Upper Sixth and the school is as busy and bustling as ever. Our service of thanksgiving to mark the end of the GCSE chapter for our 5th Years was a fine occasion. We are lucky to have a beautiful chapel as a fitting place to lift our spirits....

Poltisco Boarding – Spa Treatment

June 22, 2015

Poltisco has had a luxurious weekend eating cream teas and going to a spa. Some of the girls had some extra tuition on Friday evening at Pentreve ready for their test on Saturday morning. However, once this was out of the way the girl’s had an exciting yet relaxing weekend ahead.   On Saturday afternoon...

Pentreve Boarding – Kayaking

June 22, 2015

I can scarcely believe that this is the penultimate weekend of the term. Next weekend we are spending a day with Elemental on the beach on Saturday followed by the Rainbow run on Sunday; look out for Mrs Mulready’s final blog of the year!   This weekend was slightly different, Mrs Mulready and I had...

Truro School Featured in the Financial Times

June 19, 2015

Regular readers of the Financial Times will have seen Truro School mentioned in the national publication this week.   The feature article, titled ‘The Tides that Bind’, focused on why Cornwall is gaining appeal for those looking to relocate, emphasising the importance of successful infrastructure, from fast transport links and superfast broadband to outstanding education....

Trennick Boarding – Food Glorious Food

June 19, 2015

The title really sums up this weekend for the boys.   We welcome James and Toby this weekend who have used the exam boarding option to take advantage of staying in school and utilising the structured prep time during the weekend. From Friday evening throughout the weekend to Sunday evening the boys have been revising...

4th Year Careers Day

June 17, 2015

The 4th year students at Truro School are taking part in a number of careers lectures today as they start to consider their future.   The Careers Day programme features a carousel of short sessions, each taking 30 minutes. Some of the topics include: Enterprise and entrepreneurs Apprenticeships Overseas universities and Careers research The day...