November 2016

10-year-old Adam crowned Cornwall’s Under 14 Chess Champion

November 21, 2016

It’s been an incredible year for Year 6 pupil, Adam, who has been crowned Cornwall Under 14 Chess Champion and Under 12 British Rapidplay Champion, at the age of just 10 years...

Junior Boys’ Boarding Update: 21 November

November 21, 2016

Weekend number two of the half term and there was a slight change to our usual weekend routine. Our weekend activity, usually on a Sunday, was moved forward to Saturday...

Senior Girls’ Boarding Update: 21 November

November 21, 2016

As I sit in my office and reflect on the week unusually the first two things that come to mind are not school related at all. The first is the weather as I am sure that it has rained heavily in Truro every day, and the second is that Primark has opened in town and the girls seem to have gone into a shopping frenzy....

Junior Girls’ Boarding Update: 21 November

November 21, 2016

With the darker mornings and evenings and the horrible rainy weather that we have had this week, the days are starting to feel incredibly short. That said, the girls are not relenting or retreating to the warmth of the boarding house, they are as busy as ever and it is great to see them getting involved in so many extracurricular activities and school events....

Senior Boys’ Boarding Update: 21 November

November 21, 2016

Another busy week in Trennick House with the boys working hard in the run up to Christmas. Torrin has thrown himself into rehearsals for the upcoming Fiddler on the Roof rehearsals with 9am to 6pm stints on Saturday and...

Year 6 take over Truro Record Office

November 18, 2016

As part of the national ‘Takeover Day’, eight students from Year 6 visited the archive record offices in Truro to work alongside the staff and understand what goes into preserving the historic...

Under 9’s Mount Kelly Rugby Festival

November 18, 2016

On Thursday 10th November, eleven Year 4 children took part in the annual Mount Kelly U9 rugby festival, against some very strong rugby playing schools. They put in a sterling performance; winning two games and drawing...

Year 5 and 6 Orienteering at Idless Woods

November 18, 2016

Idless Woods have several permanent orienteering courses, set up by Cornwall Orienteering Club. We decided that the short course, (2.1km long) would be ideal for our adventurous Year 5 and 6...

Under 11 Girls at Bryanston Hockey Tournament

November 18, 2016

Well done to the Year 6 girls who represented the school so brilliantly at the U11 hockey tournament at Bryanston School, Dorset. Nineteen schools attended and were divided into four pools. We had four matches in our pool, all against tough...

Regional Win sees our Cross Country runners off to the Nationals

November 17, 2016

On Saturday 12th November the Intermediate boys’ team travelled to Kings Taunton in Somerset for the regional final of the England Schools’ Cross Country...

U18 Rugby Players

November 16, 2016

Five Truro School 1st XV players are to be congratulated on their selection for Cornwall U18 rugby this season in matches against other South West counties....

Rugby Summary – October 2016

November 15, 2016

On Saturday 1 October nine school sides played against Blundells from Tiverton. In the home matches, the 1st XV lost their unbeaten record in a 7-17 defeat against good opponents....

Bestselling Author, Joseph Delaney, visits Truro School

November 15, 2016

As part of the Dodd Library’s annual author events programme, students from years 1 and 2, plus visiting youngsters from local school Pencalenick, were treated to our first author visit of the year, run in collaboration with Waterstones,...

Netball Report – October 2016

November 15, 2016

A glorious day in the sunshine at Bodmin was the perfect setting for two standout performances from the U18 netball...

Prep Pupils enjoy Non-Fiction Day

November 15, 2016

Last week pupils in years 4-6 at Truro Prep School learned how and why English is relevant to the workplace - thanks to eight of their parents who work as journalists, broadcasters, freelance writers and editors....

Jack and Louis selected for England Squash ‘Aspire Programme’

November 14, 2016

Jack Mahon and Louis Murray have both been selected to be part of the England Squash ‘Aspire...

Jack and Louis Star Again in the British Junior Squash Championships

November 14, 2016

Truro was well represented at this year’s most prestigious and important Squash tournament held at the National Squash Centre in Manchester at the end of...

Senior Girls’ Boarding Update – 14 November

November 14, 2016

We welcome back the students this week after a lovely half term break. Although the temperatures have dropped and many of the leaves have shed on the Truro School campus, Malvern boarding house is warm and cosy. Anna has even bought herself a onesie this weekend!...

Junior Boys’ Boarding Update – 14 November

November 14, 2016

The boys had a great first weekend in Poltisco after the half term break. It started on Friday evening with the junior school disco. Cam met some friends and had a great time throwing some shapes on the dance...

Senior Boys’ Boarding Update – 14 November

November 14, 2016

It was great to welcome all the Trennick students back last Sunday. All seemed to have enjoyed the two-week October half-term and returned in good spirits....