February 2017

Hockey Match Reports: February 2017

February 28, 2017

After a late arrival from Penrice the girls were thoroughly prepared both physically and mentally to play the game ahead. The girls had a fantastic match against Penrice, with the ball pace strong and the passes successful the girls maintained possession of the ball....

Senior Girls’ Boarding Update: 27 February 2017

February 27, 2017

I hope you all had a lovely half term and enjoyed the break. The girls have come back with some great stories including Anna and Beth's surf trip where they enjoyed the waves and sunshine for the week....

Junior Girls’ Boarding Update: 27 February 2017

February 27, 2017

On Sunday the girls arrived back in quick succession, with Paula returning from a week with her sister and friend in Malpas, Truro, and Stephanie, Cherry and Victoria returned from a week with their guardians. Both myself and Mrs Mulready collected the final few from the train station....

Junior Boys’ Boarding Update: 27 February 2017

February 27, 2017

The weather did not dampen the boarder’s weekend. On Saturday morning the boys were invited to spend some time in Trennick which they really enjoyed. They were able to use all the common rooms in the senior house as well as the kitchen. Pool was also a popular choice as was the NBA 2017 on the...

Latest data rates Truro School’s Early Years well above national and local averages

February 24, 2017

Truro School’s Pre-Prep’s Early Years provision has once again been rated well-above the national and local average following the recent release of Early Years Foundation Stage Profile data. 82% of current Year 1 pupils achieved their Early Learning Goals (ELG), in comparison to 67% locally and 66%...

Nick Cameron (CO59) ’50 Years in Australia’

February 23, 2017

The two tangible things that I remember and I gained from Truro School were firstly drama, and winning the senior acting prize two years in a row was probably the highlight. The acting standard was very high and good enough for me to get a few professional gigs in TV many years later. Secondly was literature and in particular C.F (Freddy) Wilkes who opened my eyes to writing fiction. He said to me one day in the second form after reading a boring but factual essay of...

Carol Tippett-Bukta (CO81) ‘Teaching English in Germany’

February 23, 2017

After leaving Truro School in 1981, I studied European Studies and Modern Languages at University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST). In my third year of study I did a compulsory stint as an assistant language teacher at a Grammar School (Gymnasium) in Herrenberg, in the state of Baden-Württemberg, in south-western...

Prep Head’s Blog: 23 February 2017

February 23, 2017

A huge thank you to those parents who were able to attend our meeting on Wednesday about the new building project. In my end of term letter (December 2016) and my start of term letter (January 2017), I outlined some of the changes that were starting to take place but it was especially good to be able to explain and describe the project in more detail to parents in...

Students go through to the semi-finals of the London Institute of Banking & Finance’s Student Investor Challenge

February 21, 2017

Great news for four of our 5th Year students who have made it through to the semi-finals of the London Institute of Banking & Finance’s Student Investor Challenge. Callum, Charlie, Ollie and Oscar’s successful entry through to the semi-finals means that they were in the top 10% of the 6,414 teams who entered...

Former pupil selected for the Royal Society of British Art’s ‘Rising Stars’ exhibition

February 21, 2017

Former pupil Patrick Thomas (CO16) was recently selected as one of the Royal Society of British Artists’ (RBA) Scholars of 2017 after submitting his oil painting self-portrait. Patrick’s painting was selected to be one of 22 out of over 280 entries to be displayed in the RBA Rising Stars exhibition in London, hosted by the Royal Overseas League in collaboration with the National Association of Decorative Fine...

Lottie offered scholarship at prestigious Royal Academy of Music

February 16, 2017

Truro School Sixth Form student, Lottie, has been celebrating after accepting an offer and a scholarship from the Royal Academy of Music in London this term. Lottie, who will be taking up her undergraduate principal study in the Oboe, had to go through two auditions at the Royal Academy, and was told there and then that she had been...

Senior Charity Rock Concert to be held in aid of Tourettes Action this year

February 16, 2017

Students in the Sixth Form have been busy preparing for this year’s Senior Charity Rock Concert in aid of Tourettes Action. The annual concert, which will be held on Wednesday 1 March, is organised, run and performed completely by students in aid of their chosen...

Truro School Fencers qualify for the European and World Fencing Championships

February 15, 2017

Three of Truro School’s fencers have received confirmation this week that they have been selected to represent Team Great Britain at both the European and World Fencing...

Duchy Ballet gives workshop to Truro School’s Pre-Prep

February 10, 2017

Truro school were thrilled to welcome Duchy Ballet back to the Pre-Prep this week. The children had the opportunity to watch a few sneak previews of some of the dances that will be in this years Hall for Cornwall's performance of 'The Sleeping...

Head Girl gains place at US Ivy league University

February 10, 2017

Head Girl, Maria Chart, has been celebrating this term after receiving an unconditional offer to study Mechanical Engineering at Columbia University in the City of New...

Truro School have Regional Cross Country Success

February 9, 2017

On a very wet and windy Saturday afternoon on 4 February, seven Truro School pupils represented Cornwall at the South West Regional Cross Country Championships. Held at Truro School the course was just about holding up after a large amount of rainfall over the previous...

Netball Match Reports: February 2017

February 8, 2017

The B Team played against a strong A team from Plymouth College. The girls played an excellent game however the height of the opposition proved too much. The team played their very best through the match and are to be commended for their effort. Player of the match was...

Senior Boys’ Boarding Update: 6 February 2017

February 6, 2017

This weekend was a relatively quiet one in the house with thoughts turning to the half term break. On Saturday Alfie represented the Cornwall Under 16s rugby team, playing well by all accounts. Saturday evening saw the usual consumption of pizzas and chicken, with Alec organising a shopping list of "luxury food items" for all to enjoy....

Senior Girls’ Boarding Update: 6 February 2017

February 6, 2017

It seems remarkable that this half of term has gone so quickly, spring must be just around the corner! This week in the house we seem to have celebrated a lot of birthdays....

Junior Boys’ Boarding Update: 6 February 2017

February 6, 2017

The house were delighted to have 1st Year, Tom, join us again for the weekend and for the remainder of this half term. The boys took him under their wing and he was both entertained and entertaining in equal measure for the boys in the house....