November 2015

Pentreve Boarding Update – Exeter Climbing Wall

November 30, 2015

This week has been a very busy one for the boarding community as we welcomed the ISI Inspectors from Tuesday through to Thursday. Having been expecting the call all term we were poised and ready to go and were looking forward to showing what boarding at Truro School is all about.   For us in...

Malvern Boarding Update – Trip to Exeter

November 30, 2015

The run up to Christmas always seems a bit frantic in any school so it was not surprising that last week was no exception. I guess the only difference for us was that the ISI (Independent Schools Inspectorate) decided to give us one weeks’ notice and then arrive on Tuesday for a full intermediate inspection...

Truro Rugby Teams Progress in Three National Cup competitions

November 30, 2015

The last week has seen three of Truro School’s rugby teams progress in their respective national cup...

Former Pupil Working on BBC’s The Hunt

November 30, 2015

Former pupil Ellen Husain (Class of ’94) has been talking to Truro School about her position as a Producer on the BBC’s ongoing wildlife series The Hunt. Narrated by David Attenborough, the 7 episode series showcases the best of animals’ predatory instincts around the...

Football: Under 16’s Qualify for the Round of 16

November 30, 2015

The Under 16s produced an outstanding performance to beat Oasis Academy (Bristol) in the last 32 of the English Schools Cup. In a frantic opening 20 minutes both sides fought for every ball.   It was Oasis who opened the scoring with a well taken goal after 25 minutes. However, Truro came straight back with...

Girls’ Under 14 Netball Team win County Championship

November 30, 2015

All 12 members of the squad contributed to a fantastic day of netball. In the group stage we beat Camborne, Falmouth, Liskeard and Wadebridge meaning we qualified for the quarter finals as winners of our section.   We then met Bude in the quarter finals who we beat 9-8. In the Semi-finals we met local...

Under 16 Boys’ County Tournament

November 27, 2015

The boys were drawn with Bude, Liskeard and Bodmin in there pool. They played Liskeard in their first game, the last time they played these they had lost so they had something to prove, they man-marked the key player out the game so he didn’t get a look in. They won the game 3-1 which...

Truro School – Remembering Our Fallen

November 27, 2015

During this week in 1915 Lance Corporal Thomas Stephen Roberts of the 1st/4th Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry was killed in action in Iraq. Before joining up he was a student at the Royal Veterinary College, London. He came from Perranporth and attended Truro School between 1902 and 1904. He was 23.   Others who...

Cornwall Council – Childcare Survey Request

November 26, 2015

Under the new duties of the Children and Families Act 2014, the Local Authority must provide an annual report regarding childcare sufficiency. Cornwall Council would like parents to complete a survey to tell them, anonymously if preferred, whether childcare in Cornwall meets their...

Years 3-6 Perform Macbeth in the Hall for Cornwall

November 25, 2015

30 young actors aged between 7 and 11 received rapturous applause after performing Macbeth on the big stage at the Hall for Cornwall on Monday 23...

Netball Summary – Week beginning Monday 16 November

November 24, 2015

Under 13 vs Godolphin in the National School Sport Magazine Cup: Won 49-7   The squad of 10 girls all got to play in this National competition. Truro dominated from the start playing some fast flowing and mature netball. Every player worked hard to ensure a good win. Elinor and Rosie were voted players of...

Rugby Summary – Week Beginning Monday 16 November 2015

November 24, 2015

On Wednesday 18 November the Under 15 rugby team travelled to Penrice Academy for their county cup semi final, and despite being somewhat depleted with injuries, comfortably progressed to their fourth successive county cup final with a 32-10 victory. They are also progressing well in the NatWest National Cup and play Kingsbridge at home in...

Hockey Match Report – Under 13 Girls’ Hockey v Shebbear College

November 24, 2015

The Under 13’s, missing Elinor, Elena and Rosie due to netball, travelled to Shebbear College for this weekend’s fixture.   The usual girls, joined by Poppy and Kim, played some fantastic hockey in the very wintery conditions. Two early goals (Milly and Franny) in the first half settled the nerves but the dynamics changed when...

Football Update – 24 November 2015

November 24, 2015

The Under 16’s have been playing in the ESFA and County cups over the last two weeks. In the ESFA cup we travelled to Stover School where we recorded an excellent 4-1 win. We now play Oasis Academy from the Bristol area in the next round.   In the County Cup a depleted team travelled...

National Swimming Finals – Report

November 23, 2015

After a long journey up to London, the two junior swim teams went to compete in the National finals at the Olympic pool.   The boys team consisting of Sam, Alex, Max and Luke swam a sensational heat in the medley, qualifying them for the final were they finished 8th. In their freestyle relay they...

Pentreve Boarding Update – Laser Tag

November 23, 2015

The weeks seem to be flying by and it seems strange to be asking boys about their travel arrangements for the end of term already! That said, there is still much to do, with new grades imminent and new targets to be set. Activities still to come; Clip and Climb and Exeter shopping with Mrs...

Trennick Boarding Update – Bubble Football

November 23, 2015

Saturday was an early start for Josh and Tom who travelled to Shebbear College to play rugby for the school. Benjamin was also in sporting action when he played for his hockey team away at Plymouth. His team played well and deserved their 3-2 win.   During morning roll call it was great to wish...

Malvern Boarding Update – Young Enterprise and a Trip to the Cinema

November 23, 2015

It has been a good week in school and in Malvern House, with the girls involving themselves in all sorts of activities. On Friday evening we waved good bye to Jasmine, Alana, Beth, Imogen, Kitty and Lily as usual, but were glad that Sophie and Tessa decided to stay with us for the weekend –...

Crowds Enjoy Polish Culture at the Mazurkathon

November 23, 2015

Truro School Music department enjoyed national coverage on BBC Radio 3 Breakfast Show, as it successfully completed a marathon of Chopin’s fifty-one Mazurkas in one day. The mammoth event was the brainchild of Jonathan Carne, visiting music teacher at Truro School.   To pull off the Polish extravaganza, adding to the marathon of Polish folk...

Headmaster’s Blog, 23 November 2015

November 23, 2015

I had great fun last week at a conference in London talking about our diploma and it was refreshing to discover that what we do here is very much applauded by colleagues from all parts of the independent sector (including Barnaby Lennon, Chairman of ISC – the Independent Schools Council).   I was thrilled on...