July 2015

Students to Perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

July 30, 2015

A group of 15 drama students from Truro School will be performing at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival in a production called Academy of Risk.   The production, written by Cube Essential Theatre’s Benjamin Symes and co-directed with Truro School’s Director of Drama, Johanna Egar, will premiere at the SpaceTriplex in Edinburgh on 24 August...

Success at the Cornwall Schools’ Games Sailing Regatta 2015

July 26, 2015

The Cornwall Schools Sailing Regatta is held at Restronguet Creek each year. The overall Schools Trophy is calculated by the highest three places from any one school, each from a different boat class.   Last year Truro School lost to Falmouth School after Truro’s 4 year winning streak. But this year on Wednesday 24 June...

Former Pupil Presents Cambridge University Varsity Rugby Shirt

July 24, 2015

Tom Pascoe, former Head Boy of Truro School (leaver 2011), returned to school on Speech Day to present his Cambridge University Varsity Rugby shirt to Headmaster Andrew Gordon-Brown and Graham Whitmore, Director of Sport.   Tom has completed his BA degree in Land Economy this summer at St John’s College, Cambridge and has achieved a...

Cornwall’s Young Physicists Viva for Essay Prize

July 24, 2015

In the month of June teachers and students from across Cornwall were delighted to welcome Dr Veronique Boisvert to Truro School as she led a superb lecture on Particle Physics exploring the journey to the Standard Model and discovery of the Higgs Boson, commonly known as the “God Particle”. Dr Boisvert was also on hand...

Year 6 Shadow Puppet Show

July 24, 2015

As part of our ongoing professional development, the Truro Prep School staff attended various workshops run by Cornwall College, which promotes an ICED approach to teaching and learning. This approach aims to stimulate learners through innovative and creative teaching.   Unable to resist new challenges, staff in both the Pre-Prep and Prep have been busy...

Uganda Blog – Days Eleven and Twelve

July 21, 2015

Day Eleven After a later start we left the lodge at 9:00 and went to the top of Murchison Falls, where Deputy Head Mr Bewer took many shameless selfies, as it was an amazing geographical landmark!   We then headed back to Kampala for a dinner with our special guests Heidi, Bosco, Ivan and Josh....

Balti Night raises £1,551 for Nepal

July 21, 2015

On Thursday 9 July Truro School Headmaster Andrew Gordon-Brown presented a £1,551 cheque to Mr Ram Sharma helping his charity, The Fund for Nepalese Earthquake Victims, reach its £20,000 milestone.   The latest funds were raised following a Balti Night hosted at Truro School on Friday 12 June that attracted around 80 parents, pupils and...

Truro Prep School – Informal Guided Tours

July 20, 2015

In order to get a taste of Truro Prep you are invited to join us for an informal guided tour with one of our senior staff during the summer holidays. The tours will take place at 11:00am on the following Wednesday mornings: August 5, 12, 19, 26.   Here at Truro School we keep class...

Uganda Trip – Safari – Days Nine and Ten

July 20, 2015

Uganda Trip – Day 9 We left for Sambiya River Lodge at 9:00 am, stopping off at Masinga hotel for a buffet lunch half way through our journey. After five and a half hours on the bus we arrived at the lodge to find our ‘exotic’ rooms and became one with nature, as we had...

Uganda Trip – Days Seven and Eight

July 16, 2015

As we passed the half way point of the trip, on Monday morning we travelled to Bethany High School, an hour’s drive from the guest house and located just outside Kampala. Truro School has been linked to Bethany High School since 2006 and this was the third time a group of students and teachers had...

Uganda Trip – Day Six

July 15, 2015

We began Sunday with a service at the One Life church in Kampala. This included a lot of singing and ended up being as long as six of our usual chapel services – something we weren’t quite used to. It was interesting to experience a different kind of service from what the Rev and his...

Prep School Chamber Choir Awarded Best Performance on the National Stage

July 14, 2015

On Wednesday 8 July a talented group of students from Truro Prep School performed at the National Music for Youth Festival 2015. Led by the talented and enthusiastic Angela Renshaw, they performed with characteristic brilliance at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall.   As part of a programme of seven competing choirs from around the country, Truro Prep...

Uganda Trip – Days Four and Five

July 14, 2015

Day Four Today we left the guest house at 8am and again made our way to Bussi, once more making the final part of the journey through the swamp on Lake Victoria by boat. We visited Good Day School and were greeted straight away by a swarm of children who, after we were formally welcomed...

4th Year Geologists – Controlled Assessment at Bude

July 13, 2015

On Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 June 2015, the 4th year GCSE Geologists undertook a full day of geological mapping at Upton Cross, 1.5 km south of Bude. The field day is the primary data collection exercise for the controlled assessment and the information collected will be later used to write up a scientific report...

Uganda Trip – Day Three

July 10, 2015

Today we got up early and met with the Voluntary Action for Development organisation for a long trip to an island called Bussi in lake Victoria which required a scenic boat ride through tall reeds and an abundance of wildlife. When we arrived we were shown how much of a difference a water tank can...

Uganda Trip – Days One and Two

July 10, 2015

A number of Truro School students are currently visiting Uganda to help with various aid projects. Following a series of successful fundraisers, the highlight being a fashion show, the students finally touched down in the capital Kampala this week.   The excursion will see the group represent the school at Bethany High, our partnership school,...

Sports Day 2015 – Result Overturned!

July 9, 2015

As the sun came up on Tuesday 23 June 2015, the ground staff, maintenance staff and PE department were busy putting the final preparations together for this year’s Sports Day. The forecast was good and everyone in the school was eager to kick-start proceedings by 9.00am.   Following some brief House meetings and final team...

Prep Sports Day 2015

July 9, 2015

The heats were tight, the tunes and sound bites were immaculate and even the sun came out to play at this year’s sports day.   Most of the children had chosen to participate in all six possible events at Sports Day 2015. The values of excellence, respect, inspiration, determination and fairness were evident everywhere. It...

Remembering Our Fallen – Lt Robert Gilpin

July 9, 2015

During this week in 1915 Lt Robert Gilpin died from wounds received while on reconnaissance duty near Basra, Iraq.   He was the eldest of four brothers who came to Truro School between 1902 and...

Truro School vs Wellington School – Under 12 Cricket Match Report

July 8, 2015

The Under 12 cricket team completed their season at Wellington School on Wednesday 1 July. The home side batted first and the top order batsmen punished the Truro attack to score 233 for 2 wickets off 25 overs.   In reply, Truro lost captain Will early on but Ben held the innings together before he...