February 2016

The Rotary Young Photographer Competition

February 29, 2016

Hayden, Tara and Joseph took part in the 2016 Rotary Young Photographer competition run by the Boscawen branch of the national organisation.   The theme was Our World is Beautiful, and each competitor entered photographs and a short artistic statement. Hayden and Joseph entered a series of landscape photographs taken on their Year 6 diploma walk to...

Under 13 Girls’ Hockey Team Retain County Champions Title

February 29, 2016

The Under 13s retained their County Champions title when they won the In2Hockey County Tournament on Monday. With a total of 42 goals scored and just 2 conceded the girls impressed throughout the day.   The team of Jess, Elena, Amy, Franny, Laura, Rosie (captain), Elinor and Milly played well in the initial group stages...

Former Pupils Reunite Down Under

February 29, 2016

Written by: Vince O’Grady (CO72)   In December of 2015, Nigel Williams (CO 72, known as “Taffy” at school) arranged to holiday in Melbourne, Australia, to visit his daughter who currently resides there. He also thought it a good idea to catch up with me, Vin O’Grady (CO 72), who he had been in touch...

An interview with Matthew Rogers (CO07)

February 29, 2016

This month Truro School interviewed alumnus Matt Rogers (CO07). Since leaving Truro, Matt has embarked upon a career in classical music, now working at the Royal Opera...

Truro School to Host Inaugural Cornwall Flute Festival

February 26, 2016

The south west’s vibrant flute community are to descend on Truro School for two days on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 March for the inaugural Cornwall Flute...

Upcoming Careers Convention on 16 March

February 25, 2016

On Wednesday 16 March Truro School will be hosting an open-doors public careers convention for GCSE and A Level students across the county (Years 10 to 13).   Students from local schools will have the opportunity to speak to over 60 top professionals from a wide spectrum of industries including Arts/Media, Ecology, the Armed Forces,...

Truro Prep School Open Morning – Saturday 12 March 2016

February 23, 2016

Under 15 Rugby Players Compete in Cornwall Game

February 18, 2016

Pictured are Truro School rugby players who played for Cornwall Under 15 in their win over Pembrokeshire at Plymouth on Friday 12 February....

Former Pupil Cornelia Schneider in 250km Footrace

February 15, 2016

Class of 1995’s Cornelia (Connie) Schneider is currently pushing her body to the limits in a 250km footrace in support of charity Free to Run and Afghan...

Netball Summary – Week beginning Monday 8 February

February 15, 2016

Under 15 County Netball Tournament – Champions Played 7, Won 7   A squad of twelve travelled to Camborne to defend the Under 15 County Title. A cold and wet start to the day but the squad warmed up well and took to the court in a very positive and determined mood. With super defending...

Hockey Match Reports – Week Beginning 8 February 2016

February 15, 2016

VS Penair Under 13 Boys   Playing our local rivals was always going to be a cracking game. The game had end to end play throughout, with opportunities coming from both teams. Our boys had huge determination and motivation to win each ball, they stepped in front of players and made the ball do the...

Musicians Perform in the Hall for Cornwall

February 15, 2016

Three hundred Truro School musicians between the ages of eight and eighteen performed in front of a packed auditorium at the Hall for Cornwall on Wednesday 10...

Truro bow out of the NatWest Cup at the hands of QEGS Wakefield

February 14, 2016

Truro 1st XV’s second attempt to progress beyond the quarter final of the Under 18 NatWest National Cup ended as the side was beaten by QEGS Wakefield on Wednesday 10...

Headmaster’s Blog, Friday 12 February 2016

February 12, 2016

As I mentioned in my last blog, I am away at the end of this week and so I have asked Head Girl, Phoebe Piercy and Head Boy, Toby Copeland to write as guest bloggers on my weekly blog. And so over to...

Students Excel in Public Speaking Competition

February 12, 2016

Last Thursday Truro School fielded 4 teams in the Youth Speaks competition at Killiow Golf Club. The standard was exceptionally high for a first round and our teams all spoke extremely well. All of our speakers were highly praised by the judges both for their performance and their good conduct.   The senior competition was...

Badminton Report – Truro Prep v Truro School

February 12, 2016

A friendly Badminton fixture with Truro School was held on 9 February. The team captains were Oliver and Joanna who both remained undefeated. All team members contributed and should be congratulated for the effort and application shown. It was encouraging to see such a good standard of badminton being played.   After 26 games of...

Truro Area Cross Country Event – Friday 5 February 2016

February 12, 2016

Congratulations to the 26 pupils who competed in the recent cross country races, held at Richard Lander School on Friday 5 February 2016.   We are delighted to report that 16 pupils have now qualified for the next round – the Partnership cross country finals, at Pool Academy after half-term.   Our Year 4 girls’ team...

Years 4, 5 and 6 Lead Shared Reading Sessions

February 12, 2016

‘Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.’ ― Francis Bacon OK. We haven’t been chewing books, but we have been sharing them. Last Thursday (4 February), Year 6 had a taste of real adventure with Nursery, Reception and Year 3 children. Year 5 devoured books...

South West Schools Cross Country Championships 2016

February 11, 2016

Seven Truro School pupils travelled to Pittville Park, Cheltenham, on Saturday 6th February having been selected to run for Cornwall in the South West Schools Cross Country Championships.  Each Cornish team of 10 runners was competing against similar teams from Avon, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset, and Wiltshire so the standard was high.   The team...

Pre-Prep Celebrate Chinese New Year

February 11, 2016

Reception enjoyed a special ‘Chinese New Year’ workshop on Friday 5 February. Having first had a delicious Chinese banquet, prepared by Mrs McIntosh and her team, several themed activities were then planned for the children to experience and enjoy.   The children were encouraged to have a go at writing the Chinese characters for ‘Spring’...