March 2016

Netball Match Reports – Week beginning Monday 14 March

March 30, 2016

Under 12A vs Penrice Won 19-8 Even though Truro won the game with comparative ease it wasn’t their best performance. Players stood behind their opponents and didn’t drive to meet the ball. Fortunately the few good passages of play they had were converted to goals.  The defence intercepted a lot of ball and played an...

Under 15 Girls’ Team Crowned County Indoor Cricket Champions

March 30, 2016

The Truro School Under 15 girls’ indoor cricket team became county champions as they defeated Brannel, Wadebridge and Mounts Bay in the finals of the competition at Cornwall Cricket Centre on Tuesday 22...

Former Kelly College Students choose to support Max Levene Trust in Mongol Rally

March 30, 2016

Michael Parlby and Edward Blackwell were students at Kelly College between 2005 and 2012. They were both playing in the rugby match the day that Max Levene had his accident and like the rest of those involved on the day; were left with a memory they’ll not easily forget. They have chosen to nominate the...

David Maloney (CO08) – Supporting the Awutu-Winton Senior School in South Africa

March 30, 2016

25 year-old David Maloney is presently spending 6 months with the Awutu-Winton Senior High School (AWHS), located 50 kilometres west of Accra in Ghana, West Africa. The School is a fee free senior secondary school for underprivileged, disadvantaged students.   The mission of the school is believing that education is the only route out of...

Alice Jefferson (CO09) and Sarah-Jane More (CO11) Fly to Fiji with Shelterbox

March 30, 2016

Alice Jefferson began her affiliation with ShelterBox as a volunteer having been inspired during a Truro School Speech day following the Indian Ocean Tsunami response in the summer of 2006.   Alice began as a volunteer with the Charity based in Cornwall and progressed to a role in Logistics and has now been with them...

Spring is in the Air!

March 29, 2016

We’ve been really enjoying the long awaited upturn in the weather in the Pre-Prep and Spring was certainly in the air in the Pre-Prep when two seven day old lambs came to visit...

Fencing Report – March 2016

March 29, 2016

This half of term has seen our fencers get to the business end of the season with European and World Championships selections and the Public Schools Fencing Championships. Congratulations go to the 5 Truro School fencers selected for the GB Under 17 and Under 20 sabre teams at the European Championships in Serbia: Jenna Bray,...

Headmaster’s Blog, Thursday 24 March 2016

March 24, 2016

As I have been reading school reports and crafting messages of my own, I have a commissioned a band of pupils to be guest bloggers on my behalf.  I promise that I handed over complete editorial freedom and that Poppy, Campbell and Jessica are not ghosting for a forty eight year old headmaster.   Enjoy...

Pupils Impress at Under 11 County Hockey Tournament

March 24, 2016

Under 11 Girls’ Tournament Congratulations to the Under 11 Girls’ Hockey team, who have qualified to represent Cornwall at the West Hockey finals on Tuesday 19 April at Millfield School,...

Coose Trannack Cross Country – Saturday 19 March 2016

March 24, 2016

Coose Trannack is a Millenium Woodland, planted by the Woodland trust, and located behind Trannack School, Helston. Each year this venue hosts the Coose Trannack Cross Country races, which are open to all children from reception age up to under 17.   The woodland course is strenuous and challenging, predominantly uphill, through various fields. Thank...

County Cross Country Finals – Thursday 17 March 2016

March 24, 2016

Congratulations to the following children, who were selected to represent the Peninsula team at the Cornwall School Games Primary Cross Country Final on Thursday 17 March 2016:   Year 6: Finn E (5th), Max C (19th), Finlay C (41st), Joanna V (30th), Evelyn H (37th) Year 5: Josh L (34th) Year 4: Elowyn P (37th)...

Head Girl Receives Unconditional Offer from World’s Number One University

March 23, 2016

Phoebe Piercy, Head Girl at Truro School, was overwhelmed with emotions earlier this week when she received an unconditional offer to study Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); the world’s number one ranked university. With nearly 20,000 applications each year, the general acceptance rate for MIT is 8%, with an acceptance rate of...

Under 14 Girls’ Team Clinch Silver at Regional Badminton Finals

March 22, 2016

As champions of Cornwall, the Truro School Under 14 Girls’ badminton team went on to represent the county at the South West Finals last week at the Plymouth Life Centre and impressed with a silver medal winning...

Young Enterprise Companies Compete to be Best in the South-West

March 21, 2016

The two most successful, profit making Young Enterprise companies in Truro Schools history have had a busy few weeks.   On Friday 4 March both companies showcased their businesses at Falmouth Maritime Museums Business breakfast with some of Falmouth and Truro’s most well esteemed businessmen and women in attendance. This was a great success for...

Football Summary – Week beginning 15 March 2016

March 21, 2016

On Wednesday our block fixture for the junior teams saw the following results against Falmouth: Under 12s won 6.0 Under 13s won 3.2 Under 14s lost 2.1 Under 15s won 5.0   Our 2nd XI played Truro College and lost 2.1. However, with players away and injured it was really pleasing to have boys step...

Junior Boys’ Boarding Update – 21 March 2016

March 21, 2016

And so to the last weekend of the Spring Term..I can hardly believe it..where has the term gone? This term is always packed, with so much to do and a much shorter time than the long Autumn Term. Year 2 have had full reports this time and there have been more grades for years 1,...

Senior Girls’ Boarding Update – 21 March 2016

March 21, 2016

I am writing this blog whilst drinking tea and watching the girls accelerate around the go-karting track at Hayle. The sun is shining on and finally it feels like spring is on its way. It is lovely to see everyone smiling and happy as they drive their carts around and around, it feels like it...

Junior Girls’ Boarding Update – 21 March 2016

March 21, 2016

An exciting and busy weekend for the girls at Poltiso. On Saturday we set off early on the train to Plymouth. Here we visited The National Marine Aquarium that is situated on the Barbican. The girls got to discover an underwater world! The aquarium boasts the having the largest native exhibition in the UK that...

Headmaster’s Blog, Friday 18 March 2016

March 18, 2016

One of the wonderfully distinctive features of our School community is the rich reservoir of goodwill that we are able to draw upon from people who care about the School’s development. A great example of this was the very impressive Careers Convention hosted in our Old Sports Hall on Wednesday. For a start, the sheer...

Prep and Pre-Prep celebrate Sports relief with an epic ’Streetbeat’ Session

March 18, 2016

A huge array of trainers and sporty outfits were on parade today to help raise funds for Sports Relief. You couldn’t fail to feel the excitement as the whole school (both Prep and Pre-prep) assembled in the Sports hall for a high energy and exhilarating Street beat session set to pulsating music, led by our...