March 2017

Truro Prep School Netball Report: 2016-2017 Season

March 31, 2017

This has proved to be a very fruitful season for all pupils in the Prep School, and this report covers both the Autumn and Spring Terms. It has proved to be a very busy and purposeful season for the netball squads and teams, with some very high standards of play being demonstrated. We have once more had a range of fixtures and have played the following schools across the season; Truro School, Truro High School, Archbishop Benson, Polwhele, Mylor Bridge, Bosvigo, St Petrocs, plus many others at...

Matt lands dream job at one of Europe’s largest social media marketing agencies

March 31, 2017

Truro School Sixth Form student Matt Pitman has just been offered his first full-time job as Videographer and Editor at none other than Europe’s largest social influencer and marketing agency, Social Chain. The Social Chain has a reach of 305 million followers, owning large social media accounts such as Love Food and Student Problems. Matt will begin working with the company when he leaves Truro School at the end of June and will be predominantly working with the Love Food page, producing video content of food for their audience of over 7 million...

Prep Head’s Blog: 31 March 2017

March 31, 2017

As winter has turned to spring, we have seen more than the usual changes to the seasonal landscape as some of our older buildings have been removed and/or demolished to make way for our new classrooms, assembly hall and music and drama studio. Many of the children shared a dramatic moment with me last week when we saw the old assembly hall literally being demolished in front of us; there were some great moments of empathy, not least for the feelings of Mrs Gregory who has seen scores of plays performed in that...

Geology students enjoy a field trip to Bude

March 31, 2017

On Monday 27 March, the Lower Sixth Geology class went on a field trip to Crocklets Beach, Bude. They were lucky enough to enjoy a rare sunny Cornish day, albeit with a few cold showers! The day consisted of looking at Carboniferous (approx. 300 million years old) sedimentary rocks and the sedimentary structures they contained such as beds, laminations, folds and...

73 Year Dream – Head of Football Prepares to Lead Cornwall’s Under 18s to Victory

March 30, 2017

Truro School’s Head of Football, Glynn Hooper, is excitedly walking the corridors this week as he gears up to take his Cornwall Under 18s team to the final of the FA Youth County Cup at Barnet FC’s 6,400 capacity stadium this weekend. Having not won the cup in its 73 year history, Mr Hooper’s Under 18s team has already progressed further than any previous Cornwall side, with the team having been knocked out in the semi-finals at two previous...

Lola wins 3rd prize in Rotary Young Writer’s Competition

March 29, 2017

Year 5 pupil, Lola, was awarded with third prize in the local Rotary Club of Truro Boscawen Young Writer’s Competition this year. After submitting her short story ‘The Magic Wishing Well’, an imaginative fantasy about a wishing well based around this year’s theme of ‘reflection’, Lola’s entry was chosen by the Rotary Club as the third prize winning...

Hockey Match Reports: March 2017

March 28, 2017

The girls had the majority of the possession the entire game but struggled to get near the goal. Truro did find it hard on a number of occasions to get the ball in the ‘D’ as the entire team was in the ‘D’ so it was hard to get any attempts at goal. When Truro did manage to get a couple of shots at goal, it was straight at the keeper. Truro did well at being patience and trying not to force the ball forward continuously....

Ian Rogers CO67 ‘A career in advertising and schoolboy tales’

March 27, 2017

After I left Truro I went into advertising on the lowest rung of the ladder, as a trainee, and during my career worked my way up in a number of top London advertising agencies including a spell at Cadbury Schweppes as their Controller of Advertising. I finished my days in the business as CEO of one of the U.K.'s top Media Agencies - my division was the largest part of the group - we had gone public in 1989 and subsequently...

Calum Sanders CO07 ‘Sailing the High Seas’

March 27, 2017

Being a Cornishman, the sea has been a constant companion throughout my life. Originally from Newlyn, but spending the majority of my years in Newquay, the sea has never been far from my gaze and continues to be the major driving force with what I do...

Stuart Robertson CO89 ‘Jeweller and lifeboat volunteer’

March 27, 2017

Stuart Robertson joined Rock RNLI volunteer crew last year as ‘Shore Crew’, and together with his volunteer colleagues, is responsible for the launch and recovery of Rock RNLI lifeboat....

Truro Prep students all win medals at the Cornish Invitational Judo Championships

March 27, 2017

Truro Prep Judo had four entrants for the Cornish Invitational Championships held at Penzance Leisure Centre on Sunday 19th March. All four gained medals against higher graded opposition and really did themselves...

Rosslyn Park National Schools Rugby Sevens for Under 18s and Under 16s

March 27, 2017

The Under 16 and Under 18 Sevens teams travelled to London this week to compete in the Rosslyn Park National Schools Sevens, the largest rugby tournament in the world, with over 8000 youngsters playing across the course of the...

Truro School success at the Cornwall Music Festival

March 27, 2017

From 9am in the morning to 10pm at night, literally hundreds of adults and young people competed in the Cornwall Music festival from Monday 13 to Saturday 18 March. Truro School pupils took part in numerous classes, with many pupils coming in 1st place across a variety of classes, arriving back at school laden with trophies and medals and large grins on their...

Senior Girls’ Boarding Update: 27 March 2017

March 27, 2017

This weekend was the first of the year where we had uninterrupted sunshine and it was fabulous. On Saturday all the students travelled to Crantock beach near Newquay to support the local environmental charity Surfers Against Sewage. This charity looks at clearing up and maintaining our beautiful beaches. They focus on reducing litter and sewage at beaches as well as tackling bigger global issues such as toxic waste and climate change....

Junior Girls’ Boarding Update: 27 March 2017

March 27, 2017

I don’t think we could have packed anymore in. On Friday evening the girls made their usual trip up to the Sports Centre to play some badminton. The sunshine came on Saturday and the whole boarding community came together for the annual beach clean. We all boarded the coach and travelled to Crantock Beach on the North Coast of Cornwall....

Headmaster’s Blog: 27 March 2017

March 27, 2017

Having not inspected another school for a few years, I have now done two in a month. I was away for two days this week conducting a Regulatory Compliance Inspection of a day and boarding school in the South West. As ever, I find these visits a great source of professional development as we keep our eyes on our mission to be a beacon of inclusive...

Senior Boys’ Boarding Update: 27 March 2017

March 27, 2017

It has been another busy but enjoyable week in Trennick with many activities taking place which the boys continue to be fully involved with. Fahed and Callum went to Dartmoor for the weekend to take part in a training expedition for the Silver Duke Of Edinburgh Award's Scheme. They left school after lessons on Friday and enjoyed two unbroken days of sunshine on Dartmoor. Anyone who has been onto Dartmoor will know full well that two days in a row on sunshine is a rarity so Fahed and Callum chose their weekend...

Junior Boys’ Boarding Update: 27 March 2017

March 27, 2017

This week has been a very sporting one. During the week several of the boys have been in sporting action. Looking back; Roman continues his fencing success by finishing third in a competition in Marseille which also qualified him for the French nationals in Paris during June and for a national training camp during April. The podium photo is from Gemenos...

Under 11 Girls’ West Hockey Finals

March 24, 2017

This annual event, which requires direct qualification from county tournaments, is held at Millfield School, Somerset. The tournament organiser had divided the fourteen teams into two sections, with each school playing six matches of 10 minutes one...

Prep retain Cornwall Schools’ Cup at the Junior Chess Championships!

March 23, 2017

The Cornwall Junior Championships were held at Penair School on Sunday 19th March 2017. Leading the Prep squad was Adam, winning the Cornwall Under 11 Championship with 6 out of 6 to add to his Under 14 and Under 12...