October 2015

Hockey Match Report – Under 16 Girls County Tournament

October 29, 2015

Thursday 22nd October – Under 16 Girls County Tournament With this tournament being in half term we were missing a key few players due to holidays but a couple of U15’s stood up and filled their positions. Truro School were drawn to play at Truro High School, along with Newquay Tretherras who they played first...

Sosnowiec Under 20 International

October 27, 2015

Our fencing internationals have two back to back internationals over half term. The first stop was Sosnowiec in Poland for an under 20 circuit event. Nick Howes, Caiti Maxwell and Maria Chart were all competing with Jamie Craze taking some enforced rest as a hamstring injury has left him side lined for a few weeks....

8 Swimmers Qualify for the ESSA National Finals

October 27, 2015

This is the second year Truro School Swimming have entered the English Schools Swimming Association Secondary Relays competition and for the second year the Truro School swimmers have qualified for the national finals.   The ESSA national finals will be held at the London Aquatic Centre on Saturday 21 November 2015.   The top 30...

Trennick Boarding Update – Weekend of 10/11 October

October 22, 2015

  Well, here we are, the last weekend of this first half of the Autumn Term. In some respects, it feels like yesterday that the corridors rumbled with the suitcases of new arrivals, but in others, the boys have settled so quickly into the house and built strong bonds; it feels like we have been...

Be A Chorister For A Day – Tuesday 10 November

October 22, 2015

Save the Date On Tuesday 10 November, Truro School and Truro Cathedral will hosting a Be A Chorister For A Day event.   Girls have the chance to experience life as a Chorister for one day, from morning rehearsal through to school lessons and finally a short service of Evensong when they will have the...

Fencing Report – European Circuit Tour – Meylan, France

October 22, 2015

The latest Under 17 European circuit event tour took our fencers to Meylan, France. Seven Truro School fencers made up the men’s and women’s GB sabre teams.   Bertie Holdsworth had a very positive start taking one of the highest seedings out of the first round but eventually he finished in 34th position with much...

Under 18 Girls’ Team Coach Youngsters

October 22, 2015

Shortly before half-term, Truro School welcomed Chacewater Primary School for a hockey coaching session.   Organised by Ms. Manley, the coaching session was not only a chance for the Chacewater students to improve their skills, but also an opportunity for the Truro School Under 18’s team to try their hand at coaching.   With 40...

Independent School’s Hockey Cup – Second Round Match Report

October 22, 2015

The Under 13’s travelled to Plymouth College on Friday 16 October in the Independent School’s Hockey Cup, Second Round. The squad of eight, missing Laura due to the French/German exchange, were keen to impress in this new national cup competition.   After an eventful journey up and out of the county the girls had to...

Year 3 and Year 4 Invitational Cross Country at Polwhele House School

October 21, 2015

A promising start for the twenty eight children from Years 3 and 4, who participated in the recent inter-school cross country races at Polwhele House School. Their woodland course is strenuous but all of the children coped extremely well with the challenging conditions.   Results (Top 3 overall finishers in each race):   Year 3...

Netball: Under 16s Crowned County Champions

October 17, 2015

It was nice to be playing on home soil for this annual tournament with the Winners and Runners Up qualifying for the Regional Tournament in January.   Group Stage A slow start in the first game against Brannel, 3-1 up at half time but the team switched it up a gear and won 12-1.  ...

Truro Cathedral begins its new Chorister partnership with Truro School

October 16, 2015

At 10am on Sunday 11 October, Truro School’s Girl Choristers performed live for the first time in Truro Cathedral. The Truro Cathedral Choir is celebrated for its primary role in enhancing the worship offered at the Cathedral, but it also has a national and international reputation as one of the premier ensembles of its kind,...

Cross Country Summary – Week Beginning 12 October 2015

October 16, 2015

On Thursday 8th October we travelled to Mount Kelly in Tavistock to race in the first round of the England Schools Athletics Association Cross Country cup. Having walked the course with all four teams, we saw that it was very flat and likely to be very fast.   The Junior Girls’ team were up first...

Netball Summary – Week beginning Monday 12 October

October 16, 2015

Netball Weekly summary: PSP vs Pool   Under 12 Won 18-1   The girls worked very hard in this match to ensure that they had somebody at the top of the D and another attacking player on the appropriate side of the circle allowing for two options when getting the ball into a good shooting position. Initially...

Rugby Summary – Week Beginning 12 October 2015

October 16, 2015

Rugby Summary Week Beginning Monday 12 October 2015   On Monday 12 October the Under 14 rugby side played at St Ives in the county cup, winning comfortably 58-0 in a very shortened game.   The 2nd XV travelled to Truro College on Tuesday to play their 3rd XV in a Cornwall League game. Truro...

Hockey Summary – Week Beginning Monday 12 October

October 16, 2015

Under 14 Truro School: 2 Truro High School: 0 The girls’ linked up very well in match-play. It was an opportunity to shine, taking 16 players. M.Browne scored two great goals from short-corners. D.McDonald passed and moved the ball well down the right being awarded ‘MOM’ by THS. Well done girls! Under 18 Boys County...

Pre-Prep Students Enjoy African Drumming Workshop

October 15, 2015

On Wednesday 14 October, the students of Truro Pre-Prep took part in an African Drumming Workshop (image gallery here).     The workshop came about as a result of Year 2’s cross-curricular African themed projects. Head of Pre-Prep, Mrs Sarah Hudson, said: “Over the last few weeks the Year 2 pupils have been comparing and...

Top Marks for Truro School Geology Department

October 15, 2015

The WJEC examination board has confirmed that Maria Chart was the highest scoring GCSE Geology candidate in the country with a mark of 191 out of 200. This was 4 marks above the second-highest scoring candidate this summer.   Maria received an Amazon Gift Voucher, a departmental mug and CDs in recognition of her outstanding...

Headmaster’s Blog, Wednesday 14 October 2015

October 14, 2015

Girl Choristers Perform at Truro Cathedral I signed off my last blog with an invitation to come to the Cathedral to witness history in the making. On Sunday our choristers were admitted by the Chapter in what was a most wonderful service. It is a great honour for Truro School to be working in partnership...

Children’s Author Ant J Matthews Visits Truro Prep School

October 14, 2015

Last week local author Ant J Matthews visited Truro Prep School to speak about his new book, The Gulls of Zethar Island.   Talking to Years 3 & 4 and Year 5 & 6, he explored a fantasy world where seagulls work as organised thieves, ruled by General Bruiser. One determined gull, Jack, wants to...

Netball Summary – Week Beginning Monday 5 October

October 13, 2015

Vs Truro High School Under 18B | Lost 10 – 19   This was an evenly contested game in the first three quarters where all the girls defended throughout the court. The circle defence worked tirelessly and brought the ball up the court well but they didn’t capitalise in attack by not using their 3...